VMI head basketball coach duggar baucom has received a contract extension through the 2018-2019 season.

Baucom is the Institute’s all-time leader in victories with 140 and has piloted the Keydet basketball program to unprecedented competitive consistency throughout his nine-year tenure. He is one of only two VMI head basketball coaches to guide the Keydets to two 20+ win seasons.

VMI posted a 22-13 record in 2013-14 and advanced to the semifinals of the Collegeinsider.com Postseason Tournament after logging wins over Canisius, IPFW, and Ohio before falling to Yale in a nationally televised contest. The postseason tournament appearance was VMI’s first in 37 years and the 22 wins tied for the third most in school history. VMI also captured the 2013 All-Military Classic Championship last November for its first regular season tournament title since 1978.

Baucom has guided the Keydets to four winning seasons over the last six years and an appearance in the Big South Championship finals game three times over the last eight seasons. His teams also advanced to the conference tournament semifinals five of the last six years. Baucom also moved past the career 100-win mark faster than any coach in VMI basketball history giving him the best winning percentage of any coach in the school’s modern era. He is the first VMI basketball coach since 1922 to hold a .500 career winning percentage mark.

Over the last eight years, the VMI basketball program under Baucom has also posted more wins (133) than all the military service academies and The Citadel during that time.

Under Baucom, the Keydets have employed a signature fast-paced style of hoops that previously led the nation in Division I scoring for an unprecedented five consecutive years, from 2006-07 through the 2010-11 campaigns. Again, in 2013-14, VMI led the nation in scoring averaging 88.3 points per game.