High Point extends Cherry's deal by 4 years

Updated: March 14, 2013, 6:20 PM ET
Associated Press

HIGH POINT, N.C. -- High Point has given coach Scott Cherry a four-year contract extension.

The deal announced Thursday keeps the former North Carolina player on the Panthers' sideline through the 2016-17 season. Cherry's salary was not disclosed by the private Methodist school.

High Point won the North Division of the Big South this season, the first for the school since moving to Division I in 1999.

Athletic director Craig Keilitz says he's "extremely confident" in the direction of the program under Cherry.

High Point went 17-13 and 12-4 in league play while setting a program record for Big South wins. Cherry was a captain on North Carolina coach Dean Smith's final national championship team in 1993. He took over the High Point program in 2009.

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