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Zach Spiker, Drexel agree to contract extension

Spiker led the Dragons to a four-game improvement in the win column over his first season.

Drexel coach Zach Spiker joined the Dragons in March 2016 from Army.
Drexel coach Zach Spiker joined the Dragons in March 2016 from Army.Read moreYONG KIM / Staff Photographer

Third-year Drexel coach Zach Spiker has received a multiyear contract extension, the school announced Thursday.

Spiker's Dragons went 13-20 last season — an improvement over a 9-23 campaign in Spiker's first season.

"The hard work and energy that Zach has put in over the last two years has established the foundation for long-term success," deputy athletic director Nick Gannon said in a statement. "His championship vision for Drexel is contagious and we are excited to see the fruits of his labor in the years to come."

Last season, Spiker's Dragons set an NCAA record by overcoming a 34-point deficit to beat Delaware in February. It was the biggest comeback in Division I men's basketball history, breaking a mark that had been set in 1950.

Drexel's nonconference schedule has not been released, but the Colonial Athletic Association announced last month that the Dragons will open the conference schedule against Northeastern on Dec. 28. Read the rest of the schedule here.

Before taking over the top spot at Drexel, Spiker spent seven years as the head coach at Army. He compiled a 102-112 record and was named Patriot League coach of the year in 2013.