Missoula, MT (Sports Network) - The University of Montana gave head basketball
coaches Robin Selvig and Wayne Tinkle three-year contract extensions on
Tinkle has guided the men's team to a 116-71 record over the past seven
seasons, including a 66-30 mark in Big Sky Conference games. His 116 career
victories are the fourth most in school history.
The Grizzlies went 25-6 last season and earned a trip to the NCAA Tournament.
Montana ended up losing to Wisconsin in the second round.
"I have so much respect for Wayne, not only for his teams' excellence on the
court, but most importantly for their successes in the classroom and
community," Montana interim director of athletics Jean Gee said. "He and his
staff recruit quality young men who are so well-rounded, and they are simply a
joy to be around. The future of Grizzly basketball looks very bright with the
signing of Wayne to a three-year contract extension."
Tinkle played for the Grizzlies from 1985-89 and was a three-time Big Sky
all-conference selection from his sophomore through his senior seasons.
Selvig will enter his 35th year as the women's head coach of the Lady Griz
and his 40th year as either a coach or player at his alma mater.
Selvig has an impressive 774-247 record as Montana's head coach.
The 19-time conference coach of the year, Selvig has guided the Lady Griz to
32 winning seasons, 27 20-win seasons and 19 NCAA Tournaments.
One of the top coaches in NCAA Division I women's basketball, Selvig will
enter the 2012-13 season 26 wins shy of 800 for his career. The only active
NCAA Division I women's basketball coaches currently with 800 wins are
Rutgers' C. Vivian Stringer, North Carolina's Sylvia Hatchell, Stanford's Tara
VanDerveer and Connecticut's Geno Auriemma.
Selvig was a four-year member of the Grizzly basketball team from 1970-71 to
1973-74. He was an All-Big Sky selection as a senior.
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