Duke's Head Coach, Jon Scheyer, Commits to Contract Extension Until 2028-2029 Season

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Duke’s Head Coach, Jon Scheyer, Commits to Contract Extension Until 2028-2029 Season

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Duke’s head coach, Jon Scheyer, confirmed on Friday night that he has reached an agreement for a contract extension with the illustrious basketball program.

As reported by ESPN earlier in the day, Scheyer’s tenure will now extend through the 2028-29 season.

Expressing his gratitude, Scheyer remarked, “I’m fortunate to be at Duke.” This announcement followed the school’s annual Countdown to Craziness event held at the iconic Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, N.C.

“It’s fantastic to get that done—it’s significant. I’m dedicated to Duke. Knowing they’re equally committed to me, our staff, and the work we’ve put in is truly gratifying,” Scheyer added.

At 36, Scheyer embarks on his second season, succeeding the legendary Mike Krzyzewski.

In his debut season as coach, Duke posted an impressive 27-9 record. The Blue Devils advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament before falling 65-52 to Tennessee.

Scheyer’s coaching prowess led Duke to victory in the Atlantic Coast Conference postseason tournament, making him the first individual to secure the conference tournament title as both a player (2009, 2010) and a coach.

Although Duke has yet to make a formal announcement regarding the extension, Scheyer shared during his press conference that he’s been in ongoing discussions with athletic director Nina King “for some time.”

Scheyer further affirmed, “Hopefully, everyone in this room knows I’m dedicated to Duke, too. It’s been a special experience for me—witnessing the crowd tonight, feeling the support. It’s an honor to be the coach, and I’ll never take that for granted.”

Scheyer’s legacy at Duke began as an outstanding player, amassing 2,077 career points for the Blue Devils from 2006-10. He transitioned to the coaching staff as an assistant ahead of the 2013-14 season, later assuming the role of associate head coach in 2018-19. In June 2021, he was officially named Coach K’s successor.

Duke’s season kicks off on November 6th with a home game against Dartmouth.

–Field Level Media

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