Arizona coach Lloyd signs extension through 2027
Lloyd earned The Associated Press' Coach of the Year award after leading the Wildcats to a 33-4 record and a Sweet 16 appearance during his first season in charge. The 47-year-old edged out Providence's Ed Cooley for the honor and became the third bench boss to win it in their rookie season.
Arizona also captured its first Pac-12 regular-season and conference title in four years.
"Our men's basketball program was re-established as one of the nation's best in the first year of Tommy's leadership," vice president and director of athletics Dave Heeke said. "Tommy immediately showcased his elite coaching acumen by winning a pair of conference championships, elevating the team up the national rankings, developing NBA draft picks, and establishing a strong relationship with our community and program alumni."
The Wildcats hired Lloyd in April 2021, shortly after firing longtime head coach Sean Miller. Lloyd spent the previous 20 years at Gonzaga as an assistant under Mark Few.