Talks are underway for a potential contract extension for Richmond head coach Chris Mooney, according to John O’Connor of the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Contract extension coming for Richmond coach Chris Mooney as he heads into pivotal recruiting cycle (five rising senior starters)? VP/AD John Hardt plans talks with Mooney, who has two years left on deal. https://t.co/ra9zetpijL pic.twitter.com/2qxv0ubEU8— John O'Connor (@RTDjohnoconnor) March 24, 2020
Mooney, who has been with the Richmond Spiders for 15 seasons, coached the Spiders to a 24-7 record this year, and many believe his team would have made the NCAA Tournament had the event not been cancelled.
This season’s success has seemed to silence many of those who had been clamoring for Mooney’s termination as recently as last year, going so far as to purchase billboard space in order to catch the university’s attention.
Sign is officially up. No comments from @SpiderMBB at the moment pic.twitter.com/HA5mCK6Z4z— Noah Goldberg (@NoahGoldberg10) February 21, 2019
If only someone had seen this coming. If only someone had been posting about this very possibility since November, when everyone picked Richmond to finish sixth in the A10. If only someone had posted this whole thing into existence by sending a deluge of #EXTENDMOONEY tweets into your timeline until you finally, at long last, showed yourself an iota of mercy and muted us.
Oh wait. We did. Allow us this victory lap.
#EXTENDMOONEY pic.twitter.com/dOXwgQVMEm— Mid-Major Madness (@mid_madness) November 9, 2019
November 15, 2019
#EXTENDMOONEY https://t.co/cQlrDibZEI— Cameron Newton (@morrisoncrying) November 15, 2019
Any Spiders fans with deep pockets want to help us crowdfund this? #ExtendMooney pic.twitter.com/eEPOeBGuqx— Mid-Major Madness (@mid_madness) November 15, 2019
*stepping forward to a giant microphone with thousands of twitter followers waiting for what we have to say*— Mid-Major Madness (@mid_madness) November 17, 2019
️NEW OTHER TOP 25 POLL!— Mid-Major Madness (@mid_madness) November 18, 2019
22. Evansville, who beat No. 1 Kentucky
25. Louisiana Tech https://t.co/4OupkF0b1a
#ExtendMooney https://t.co/GyQWOP1waj— Mid-Major Madness (@mid_madness) November 23, 2019
#ATLARGESPIDERS#EXTENDMOONEY https://t.co/8Q4poUt8mY— Cameron Newton (@morrisoncrying) November 26, 2019
The crowd is clamoring for #EXTENDMOONEY https://t.co/1YzXv5uWpg— Mid-Major Madness (@mid_madness) November 30, 2019
What are you doing today to help promote #EXTENDMOONEY?— Mid-Major Madness (@mid_madness) November 30, 2019
#EXTENDMOONEY https://t.co/E1wu1SX2wv— Cameron Newton (@morrisoncrying) January 15, 2020
WE POSTED #EXTENDMOONEY INTO EXISTENCE! https://t.co/1U0RcmWldR— Mid-Major Madness (@mid_madness) March 24, 2020
Long after the world stops turning — eons beyond the twilight of human civilization, Chris Mooney will continue prowling the Richmond sidelines, demanding backdoor cuts and three-point attempts until the planet is at long last masticated by the remorseless sun. It is inevitable. Embrace it now.