FORT MYERS, Fla. - Florida Gulf Coast University Director of Athletics Ken Kavanagh and men’s basketball head coach Dave Balza have agreed to an extension to Balza’s current contract, which ends August 6, 2011. The contract extension will run through April 30, 2012.
In May 2001, Balza was selected from over 200 candidates to be the program's first men's basketball head coach. Balza's teams are renowned for playing an exciting, up-tempo, hard-nosed basketball. His FGCU teams have recorded a combined 143-101 record (.586 winning percentage) in the first eight years of competition.