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Bill Grier Receives Contract Extension
Head Coach Bill Grier.

June 24, 2014

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The University of San Diego has announced that head men's basketball coach Bill Grier received a contract extension.

"I am honored to have the opportunity to work for an outstanding institution with great people" said Grier. "Our program is moving forward in the right direction and this is another positive step."

Grier helped guide the Toreros back into the postseason for the second time in his tenure as head basketball coach this past season. USD reached the quarterfinal round of the Collegeinsiders.com's Tournament, before falling to West Coast Conference rival, University of the Pacific. The Toreros did chalk up wins over Portland State and Sam Houston State, which moved Grier to 3-2 in postseason competition. Grier now owns all of USD's three NCAA Division I postseason wins, which also included an upset over UCONN in the first round of the 2008 NCAA Tournament.

"We have made progress getting back to a winning record, and reaching postseason play. There is still much work to be done," stated USD Executive Director of Athletics Ky Snyder. "I have great confidence in coach Grier and his staff to continue elevating this program. "

San Diego's season had many highlights, including defeating a pair of postseason teams in No. 22 Gonzaga, 69-66 in San Diego, as well as a 61-43 drubbing of WCC rival Saint Mary's.

Under Grier's tutelage, junior guard Johnny Dee was selected first-team All-WCC, and he has now scored 1,519 career points, ranking No. 3 all-time among USD scorers. Dee became the first Torero ever to reach the 1,500-point milestone in his first three seasons. All together, Grier has had eight players earn All-WCC honors.

 

 

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