Staley inks six-year extension

Nobody will steal Dawn Staley from Temple any time soon.

Staley, a Philadelphia native and former WNBA All-Star, reached an agreement on a six-year contract extension to remain the women’s basketball coach, Director of Athletics Bill Bradshaw announced Thursday. The deal locks up Staley until the conclusion of the 2012-2013 season.

Details outside the extension’s length were not disclosed.

Her previous contract was scheduled to expire in July. Staley’s re-signing came at an appropriate time, as other schools – including Louisiana State, Florida and Texas – are looking to either fill their coaching vacancies or make a final decision on their top job.

Staley, 37, has compiled a 151-67 record during her seven seasons on the Owls’ sideline. She has led the Owls to four Atlantic Ten Conference Championships and five NCAA Tournament appearances. The two-time A-10 Coach of the Year has also guided Temple to four consecutive Big 5 titles and a current 14-game winning streak in th

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