Kansas State signs coach Tang to 7-year extension
Kansas State rewarded Jerome Tang for his strong debut season, inking the head coach to a seven-year contract extension that runs through the 2029-30 campaign, director of athletics Gene Taylor announced Monday.
Tang will earn $3 million this upcoming season and receive a $100,000 increase in each subsequent contract year. He'll have a $3.6-million base salary in the final season of his deal.
Tang joined the Wildcats' program last year following nearly two decades at Baylor on Scott Drew's coaching staff. The 56-year-old guided Kansas State to a 26-10 mark and its first Elite Eight appearance in five years. He was named Big 12 Coach of the Year and Naismith Coach of the Year.
"What Coach Tang and his staff did in their first year here was phenomenal," Taylor said in a statement. "The run to the Elite Eight was remarkable, but what separates Coach Tang is his pure love of his players and the relationships that he builds with everyone that he encounters.
"His ability to connect with players, staff, recruits, students, and fans is special, and he is the perfect fit for Kansas State. The culture that he and his staff have built is extraordinary."
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