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CSUB rewards Barnes with contract extension

CSUB head coach Rod Barnes talks with his players during a timeout against Seattle during the WAC tournament in March.

Cal State Bakersfield announced Monday that it had agreed to a five-year contract extension with men’s basketball coach Rod Barnes, meaning the coach who led the Roadrunners to their first NCAA Tournament appearance in their Division I history is inked through 2023.

Terms of the contract weren’t finalized Monday and will be formally announced today. Barnes will appear on the Roadrunner Rundown webcast live on Bakersfield.com at 10:15 a.m. to discuss the extension.

Barnes, 50, is 81-78 in five years at CSUB. That record blossomed with a 24-9 mark this past season,

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