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BOZEMAN—Bobcat fans can breathe easier.
After rumors began to circulate that Danny Sprinkle was in the mix for the head coaching job at the University of San Diego, Montana State announced on Twitter Wednesday that the program has agreed to a four-extension to keep Sprinkle with the Bobcats.
The Big Sky Coach of Year will remain in Blue and Gold.— Montana State Men’s Basketball (@MSUBobcatsMBB) April 6, 2022
We continue to build in Bozeman! Danny Sprinkle has agreed to a four-year extension to continue to lead our program.#UBUNTU x #GoCatsGo pic.twitter.com/lV8awaNZ5z
The extension comes after one of the most historic seasons in program history with the Bobcats winning the Big Sky Conference tournament and making their fourth-ever showing at the NCAA Tournament to break a 26-year hiatus. Their most previous visit came in 1996 when Sprinkle was a freshman for the Bobcats playing under Mick Durham.
Montana State finished the '22 season with a 27-8 record, which is the most wins in a single season since the Golden Bobcats in 1929, while also clinching Big Sky regular-season champion for the first time in 20 years.
He was named the 2022 Big Sky Coach of the Year and was named one of 20 finalists for the Hugh Durham award, which is given to the top DI mid-major coach in college basketball.
Since taking over as the Bobcats head coach in 2019, Sprinkle is 56-33, which is the second-highest winning percentage (.629) in program history among coaches who have won at least 40 games.