Hunter agrees to new six-year contract at Georgia State

Georgia State men’s basketball coach Ron Hunter has agreed to a new six-year contract that runs through 2018.

He hasn’t signed the contract yet, but the details have been agreed upon and he is expected to sign it next week.  Financial terms haven’t been disclosed.

Hunter guided the Panthers to a 22-12 record last season, his first at the school. It was the second-best record in school history.

His previous five-year contract had a $300,000 annual base salary.

Neither Hunter nor athletic director Cheryl Levick could be reached for comment.

Hunter brought in a deep and talented recruiting class for the upcoming season that includes his son R.J.

The team will open the season at Duke on Nov. 9.

Before being hired at Georgia State, Hunter coached at IUPUI for 17 seasons, winning 274 games. He has a career record of 296-231.

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18 comments Add your comment

Go Panthers!!

August 31st, 2012
11:37 am

Well, that certainly is a bit of good news on a dreary Friday morning.

hammer22

August 31st, 2012
11:46 am

Little early in my opinion after only one season. But, it’s great that Hunter wants to be here for a very long time. I feel good that he will be a great coach here.

Moobs Johnson

August 31st, 2012
11:48 am

Can he coach football also? After last night, Curry looks like he’s retired already.

RidgeRunner

August 31st, 2012
11:53 am

Good sports news. Love the coach and hope he has a looong successful tenure at GSU.

StateOfShock

August 31st, 2012
12:00 pm

Agree with Moobs. Hunter for FB coach!!

STATEment

August 31st, 2012
12:11 pm

Good. Get his name on the line!

GSUdpb

August 31st, 2012
12:15 pm

Great news. Well deserved even if it’s only one season.

GSU Panthers

August 31st, 2012
12:26 pm

He was at the game last night, so he knows we need a winner at GSU.

ajg-marietta

August 31st, 2012
1:03 pm

Thanks Doug. This bit of good news is helping me get over the disappointment of last night’s beat down. Only 70 days until basketball!

A person SMART enough to know.....

August 31st, 2012
1:08 pm

Good Luck GaState soon you could be like a high school team

http://blogs.ajc.com/atlanta-georgia-sports/2012/08/31/high-school-unveils-60-million-stadium/
High school unveils $60 million stadium
It’s the Allen (Texas) High School Eagles, which christens the 18,000-seat stadium against defending champion Southlake Carroll.

The stadium also features a multi-level press box, wrestling and weight rooms, a golf practice area and artificial turf.

It’s not the largest high school stadium in Texas, but it is the biggest that houses a single team.

Go State

August 31st, 2012
1:15 pm

Perhaps with Hunter State can become the Kentucky of the Sunbelt

Astonishing Werepanther

August 31st, 2012
1:41 pm

This news puts a smile on my face again. Still hopeful for the football season, but even happier that CRH will be here for a while.

GSUBB

August 31st, 2012
2:01 pm

Good news and well deserved.

panther

September 1st, 2012
12:39 pm

Good news and great for this program

Lance Perique

September 1st, 2012
2:59 pm

Great man, great coach who has the program on the fast track for success

Pennsylvania CAA fan

September 1st, 2012
4:56 pm

After that beat down against sc state this season looks really bad for your team. At least this contract extension is good news. Will curry win any this year? My magic 8 ball says “it is not likely”

BariBlue

September 2nd, 2012
10:56 am

Great news! GSU basketball > GSU football. Is it bad that I’m already ready for basketball season? Go Panthers!

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