Stags extend Johnson’s contract to 2018-19

Fairfield University extended men’s basketball coach Sydney Johnson’s contract through the 2018-19 season on Wednesday. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. Johnson’s original deal at Fairfield was also not reported, but believed to be either a four- or five-year deal.

Johnson, who enters his second year with the Stags after leaving Princeton, has Fairfield off to a 4-4 start this season. The Stags play their home and MAAC opener Friday at Webster Bank Arena against Canisius. Tip off is 7 p.m.

The extension of Johnson and men’s lacrosse coach Andrew Copelan, over the summer, means that AD Gene Doris has his top two coaches locked up through the 2019 season.

William Paxton