Kevin Ollie and the University of Connecticut have agreed upon a contract extension that runs through the 17-18 season.

Ollie's deal is worth just over $7 million.

"As I said in my first press conference, I want to be here a lifetime and this is a step, hopefully a great step, in the program moving forward," Ollie said in a news release announcing the deal.

Ollie had been working under a one-year, $625,000 contract since September, when he was hired to replace the retired Jim Calhoun.