Gregg Marshall will be staying at Wichita State.
Coming off of a 27-6 season and a Missouri Valley regular season title, the Shockers head coach has once again become a hot product on the Coaching Carousel. Wichita State has gone 98-41 over the last four years and 56-14 over the last two, both of with are the best-ever for the Shocker program. Last season, the Shockers won the NIT.
“Wichita State is a special place, with great resources, from facilities to academics to people,” Marshall said in a statement. “My family and I feel this is a great place for us. I appreciate my staff and players who have achieved at a high level, and look forward to continued success.”
“I appreciate the support of Wichita State University President Dr. Donald Beggs, as well as Athletic Director Dr. Eric Sexton and his staff, for their continued commitment to the program. The people at the University and in the Wichita community make this a great place to live, work and win.”
It does appear that Marshall will get a raise, however. The press release says that Marshall has agreed, in principle, to changes in his current contract.
Marshall isn’t the first mid-major star to turn down overtures from high-major programs this month. Shaka Smart and Brad Stevens have both rejected offers from Illinois.