According to reports obtained by USA Today this week, UConn head basketball coach Geno Auriemma signed a five-year extension with the Huskies. The contract guarantees that Auriemma will be paid at least $13 million in that five-year time frame.
The 62-year-old from Montella, Italy has been credited for the Huskies seemingly unstoppable success. This season, UConn is currently riding a 100-game winning streak on the road to, potentially, its fifth consecutive NCAA championship. So far, Auriemma’s UConn teams have won 11 NCAA championships. The last coach to win an NCAA championship was Baylor’s Kim Mulkey in 2012.
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This new contract gave Auriemma a $230,000 raise compared to what he made last season and $120,000 more than what he was scheduled to make this season. This latest contract could keep him with the Huskies through 2020-21.