Barnes gets an extension at CSUB

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.

Barnes, 50, is 81-78 in five years at CSUB. That record blossomed with a 24-9 mark this past season, when CSUB finished tied for second in the Western Athletic Conference and won the WAC tournament championship with a thrilling victory over perennial conference power New Mexico State. Barnes was the WAC Coach of the Year

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