Pitt Gives Jeff Capel Two-Year Extension

The Panthers men's basketball coach is signed through 2026-27

Andrew Limberg
January 08, 2020 - 10:42 am
Pitt Men's Basketball coach Jeff Capel

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PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) - Pitt men’s basketball coach Jeff Capel isn’t going anywhere.

It was announced Wednesday that Capel has signed a two-year extension.

Capel is now locked in though the 2026-27 season.

"I am grateful for the commitment Chancellor Gallagher and Director of Athletics Heather Lyke have shown to the Pitt Men's Basketball program and to me. We have outstanding leadership and support at the University of Pittsburgh," said Capel. "I am excited about the direction of our basketball program as we continue to build a sustainable winning culture in the Atlantic Coast Conference. We will continue to give 100 percent of ourselves as we represent Pitt on the court, in the classroom and in the community."

Capel has begun to return the Panthers back to their former glory.

The team is currently 10-4 and 1-2 in the ACC.

"Coach Capel believes in setting great expectations and building it the right way to ensure sustained success. There is no question Coach Capel is recruiting the highest level talent and tremendous individuals who will succeed as players and students at Pitt. I have also seen Coach Capel embrace this program and the city of Pittsburgh, and our city has embraced him in return. Today I am thrilled to announce an extension for Coach Capel's contract through the 2026-27 season and know we are committed to helping him build his legacy at Pitt."   

Pitt’s next two games are are on the road.

They face North Carolina Wednesday night in Chapel Hill at 7 p.m. and then head to Miami for a game against the Hurricanes at 6 p.m. on Sunday

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