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DePaul and athletic director DeWayne Peevy agree to a contract extension through June 2027

Sep 12, 2023, 2:10 PM

FILE -DePaul University's new men's basketball head coach Tony Stubblefield, right, holds a jersey ...

FILE -DePaul University's new men's basketball head coach Tony Stubblefield, right, holds a jersey accompanied by director of athletics DeWayne Peevy, left, during a press conference, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 in Chicago. DePaul and athletic director DeWayne Peevy have agreed to a contract extension through June 2027, the school announced on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2023. (AP Photo/Shafkat Anowar, File)
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(AP Photo/Shafkat Anowar, File)

CHICAGO (AP) — DePaul and athletic director DeWayne Peevy have agreed to a contract extension through June 2027, the school announced Tuesday.

A longtime college athletics administrator, Peevy was hired in August 2020. The extension comes after the school recently announced plans for an on-campus basketball practice facility that it hopes will lift its long struggling men’s program and help its women’s team remain successful. The school also plans to give other athletic facilities an extensive makeover.

Peevy spent 12 years prior to his arrival at DePaul in Kentucky’s athletic department, going from a role in media relations to deputy athletic director, and oversaw the Wildcats’ powerhouse basketball program. He was the SEC’s media relations director before that.

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