UConn Huskies extends the contract extension of ladies’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma by 5 years till 2025
The UConn Huskies have granted the women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma a five-year contract extension until April 2025, announced sports director David Benedict on Friday.
The extension applies retrospectively until April 2020 and can be extended by mutual agreement for two additional one-year periods.
The 67-year-old Auriemma will receive a base salary of $ 600,000 per year and additional speaking, advisory, and media remuneration of $ 2.2 million for the 2020-21 season, increasing by 100,000 annually during the contract period USD increased.
“Geno Auriemma has meant so much to the University of Connecticut and our entire state for the past 36 years,” said Benedict. “The program that Geno has developed is the gold standard in college athletics and I am thrilled that he will continue to lead it for the foreseeable future.”
In 36 seasons, Auriemma has won 11 NCAA championships and brought UConn to 21 final fours, including last season.
“UConn has been great for me the past 36 years and I look forward to being here for at least a few more years,” said Auriemma. “I think the future is exciting for our program and UConn Athletics.”
UConn also announced a five-year contract extension for men’s hockey coach Mike Cavanaugh that runs through 2026.