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RMU Extends Andy Toole’s Contract through 2026



Robert Morris coach Andy Toole has signed a contract extension through the 2025-26 season, Pittsburgh Sports Now has confirmed.

Toole’s previous contract with the school was set to expire after the 2023-24 season. The news of Toole’s extension was first reported by Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports.

Toole, 39, has been the head coach at Robert Morris since 2010, compiling an overall 188-154 record and winning two NEC regular season titles, two NEC tournament championships and two NCAA tournament berths. He was the 2014 NEC Coach of the Year.

The Colonials are coming off one of their most impressive seasons, marking the opening of the new UPMC Events Center basketball arena on campus with a home-floor victory in the NEC tournament to return to the Big Dance, before it was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

On July 1, Robert Morris officially made the move from the Northeast Conference to the Horizon League, taking a step up in competition after several years of success under Toole’s tutelage.

“This is a new challenge and a unique opportunity for myself and my staff to go into a league and try to figure out how to compete and hopefully put ourselves in a position to win,” Toole said to PSN’s Chris Mueller after the move was announced in June. “It’s never been — and I don’t think ever will be — where I’m on the hunt for any and every opportunity. It’s a situation where as long as we’re continuing to move our program forward and continuing to build, that’s what excites me. Obviously this move to the Horizon League signifies us doing that.”

A Staten Island, New York native, Toole has been at Robert Morris at 2007, first serving as an assistant coach under Mike Rice. Before that, he spent one season as an assistant at Lafayette and coached AAU basketball with the Hoop Group in New Jersey. Toole played at Elon and Penn from 1998-03.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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