Utah head coach Jim Boylen has signed a new five-year contract.
May 12, 2009
SALT LAKE CITY - Jim Boylen, who led Utah to the 2009 Mountain West Conference tournament championship, a share of the MWC regular-season title and a No. 5 seed in the NCAA Tournament, has signed a new five-year contract. Under the new terms, Boylen will make $850,000 a year--a figure that could increase to $1 million with bonuses.
Boylen's contract includes an annual base salary of $200,000, with the remainder coming come from radio and television rights, camps, appearance fees, public speaking, fund raising and official outfitter compensation from Adidas.
The 2009 NABC District 17 Coach of the Year, Boylen has posted a 42-25 record in his first two seasons at the helm after taking over a program coming off two straight losing campaigns. Utah's 2009 NCAA appearance was its first since 2005 and its No. 5 seed was the best in the 10-year history of the Mountain West Conference.
"We are excited about the direction our basketball program is going under Jim and are confident that the best is yet to come," said Utah Director of Athletics Dr. Chris Hill. "Jim has shown a great deal of commitment and loyalty to this program and university. It was important to retain Jim not only for his coaching and recruiting skills, which are excellent, but for his tireless promoting of his sport and his commitment to his team's academics."
Boylen's team ranked in the top 70- to 80- percent in the nation in the latest Academic Progress Rate report.
Said Boylen, "I have a passion and enthusiasm for University of Utah basketball and I am excited for what the future holds. I am committed to taking this program to the highest level and this contract signifies the University's belief in me. When I took this job, I promised conference championships, national rankings, NCAA Tournament invitations and a return to national prominence. We are on our way, having accomplished the first three goals this past season, but we are nowhere near satisfied. We are going to continue to build this program and make our community proud."