Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - UCLA has signed athletic director Dan Guerrero to a contract extension through 2019.
Guerrero has been in charge of the Bruins' athletic department since April 2002. The Bruins have won 22 NCAA championships in 12 different sports during Guerrero's tenure.
"Under Dan Guerrero, UCLA has become a national example of how intercollegiate athletics serve and further the mission of higher education," said UCLA chancellor Gene Block in a statement Thursday. "Dan has excelled in both commonly accepted barometers of success in a role like his: fiscal management and athletic victories. But the true story of his success also needs to include critical, if less noticed, factors like his efforts to advance women's opportunities in athletics and maintain high academic standards for student- athletes, and his rigorous work to keep UCLA programs in compliance with NCAA and other requirements."
Guerrero, a UCLA alumnus and former baseball player, oversaw the recent renovation of Pauley Pavilion and a $200 million retro-fitting of the Rose Bowl.
"Serving my alma mater is the honor of a lifetime, and I am committed to continuing to support our student-athletes and staff by implementing the vision set out by Chancellor Block," said Guerrero. "My sincere appreciation to the chancellor. Together, we will continue to do great things."
Guerrero recently made a coaching change in the high-profile men's basketball program, luring Steve Alford away from New Mexico to replace the fired Ben Howland.
Before taking over at UCLA, Guerrero was the AD at UC Irvine for nine years.