August 9, 2013


Dee Signs Five-Year Contract Extension at UIC


UIC head coach Mike Dee has received a five-year contract extension for UIC.


Dee enters his 16th season with the Flames, the longest tenured skipper in the Horizon League. He has guided UIC to 10 regular season titles and four conference tournament championships. Dee has been Horizon League Coach of the Year eight times and has mentored 74 all-conference performers. Dee has guided UIC to four NCAA Tournament berths, including tourney victories in 2007 and 2008.


In February, Dee and UIC Hall-of-Famer Curtis Granderson (pictured above) announced the Curtis Granderson Stadium Project. The facility will break ground in September and will partner with Major League Baseball’s Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) and Urban Youth Academy programs.


Prior to his time at UIC, Dee spent 11 seasons as pitching coach at Minnesota. He was a three-year letterman and NAIA All-American at Wisconsin-La Crosse, graduating in 1979.


(photo courtesy of UIC Media Relations)