Bruce Pascoe Arizona Daily Star
During the public portion of Thursday’s meeting in Flagstaff, the Arizona board of directors voted unanimously to approve new contracts for Arizona basketball coaches Adia Barnes and Tommy Lloyd.
Barnes received a twice reworked contract that will pay her $ 1 million next season and a total of $ 5.85 million over five seasons, placing her among the top 15 highest-paid women’s basketball coaches in the country. Lloyd will receive a guaranteed contract worth $ 2.9 million next season, including $ 2.5 million from UA and $ 200,000 each from Nike and IMG.
Lloyd’s five-year package, which includes $ 100,000 of annual escalators, will pay him the same amount former Arizona coach Sean Miller was expected to receive in 2021-22. Miller was fired in April.
Appearing virtually at the hybrid meeting to address contract proposals, AU athletic director Dave Heeke said Barnes had “really turned (UA women’s basketball) into an elite level program,” while detailing Lloyd’s “impressive” 20-year track record as an assistant coach. for the lasting power of Gonzaga basketball.
“He’s someone we’re very proud to support a world-class gold star program, which is Arizona basketball, and to continue the tradition of excellence within the program, with a focus on a positive culture for our student-athletes, our fans and our staff, ”said Heeke. Lloyd has“ great knowledge and is an amazing coach and is the right person to take over this role at the ‘to come up.”