Adia barnes gets another big pay raise.
A month after signing an extension that included a base salary of $ 3.345 million over five years, the Arizona women’s basketball coach agreed to revised terms with the AU that will pay her $ 5.85 million. dollars over five years.
The news of the increase comes a day after Baylor, one of the top programs in the country, ended his search for a head coach by hiring the Atlanta Dream’s. Nicki colleen. There were rumors that Baylor was interested in Barnes, who may have used this to his advantage.
No changes have been made to the incentive structure of the contract, which runs through 2025-2026 and is still pending approval from the Arizona Board of Regents.
“As last season perfectly demonstrated, Arizona Women’s Basketball has joined the national elite under the leadership of coach Barnes and will remain there for a long time to come,” AU sporting director. Dave heeke said in a statement. “This new contract demonstrates our continued commitment to our women’s basketball program and to Adia, who has revitalized our program and brought excitement and energy to a whole new level. We are delighted that she will be with us for years to come, and we are confident that the young women in her program will continue to proudly represent our university, our athletics department and our community.
Barnes is 89-66 in five seasons and has just led the Wildcats to their first Elite Eight, Final Four and National Championship game, where they lost by one point to Stanford.
Arizona lost starters Aari McDonald and Trinity baptist upon graduation, but has a top 20 recruiting class to come and added three major conference transfers – Oregon Taylor chavez, De Vanderbilt Love Koi and Alabama Ariyah Copeland– this should help them become a candidate again in 2021-2022 and beyond.
“I want to thank President Robbins, Athletics Director Dave Heeke and the executive staff for their commitment and support to Arizona Women’s Basketball,” Barnes said in a statement. “It means the world to me that they trust me to lead this amazing program and that they are invested in our success. I am honored to be a coach at my alma mater and to represent Tucson, a city where it all started for me. This contract is a commitment to our sport, Arizona Women’s Basketball, and this university. It is my responsibility to honor that commitment by relentlessly pursuing a national championship, and I look forward to us racing McKale again with the best fans in the country.