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Capel Signs Two-Year Extension

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: February 25, 2000
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NORFOLK, VA. (Feb. 25) -- Old Dominion University men's basketball coach Jeff Capel has signed a two-year extension to his contract through the 2002 basketball season, as announced today by athletic director Jim Jarrett.

The contract guarantees a base salary of $127,000 and additional income from television and radio packages, camps and an annuity.

"I am pleased that Jeff Capel will continue to lead the men's basketball program at Old Dominion University," says Jarrett. "Jeff is a quality coach and I am optimistic that he will provide strong and effective leadershiop for the Monarch basketball program."

Capel, the CAA Coach-of-the-Year in 1995 and the 1997 state Coach-of-the-Year by the Virginia Sports Information Directors Association, h as compiled a 109-79 record through five and a half seasons at Old Dominion, leading the Monarchs to CAA crowns in 1995 and 1997. The Monarchs reached the CAA finals last year. In his first season (1995), the Monarchs upset No. 3 seeded Villanova in the first round of the NCAA tournament, and Capel was honored as the NABC District III Coach-of-the-Year. Three of Capel's Monarch teams h ave advanced to post-season play, with last year's team tying a school record for wins with 25 (25-9) and advancing to the second round of the NIT.

"I am excited about continuing to lead the men's basketball program at Old Dominion University," says Capel. "I look forward to the future, with our strong corp of returning players and talented incoming recruits, and to promoting our program to our alumni, fans and supporters throughout Hampton Roads." Prior to his arrival at Old Dominion, Capel led North Carolna A&T to a 16-14 record in 1993-94, an MEAC title and a trip to the NCAA tournament. From 1990-1993, he was the head coach at his alma mater, Fayetteville State, leading the Broncos to the NCAA Division II tournament in 1993 with a 20-9 record. He served as an assistant coach at Wake Forest from 1986-89, and as head coach and assistant principal at Pinecrest High School in Southern Pines, NC for eight years. Capel was inducted into the Fayetteville State University Hall of Fame last fall.

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