Raises for everyone - Tucson News Now

Raises for everyone

Posted: Updated:
  • SportsMore>>

  • Kinsler comes home

    Kinsler comes home

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:37 AM EDT2014-07-22 05:37:55 GMT
    The former CDO Dorado returns to his home state and helps beat the Diamondbacks 4-3.
    The former CDO Dorado returns to his home state and helps beat the Diamondbacks 4-3.
  • LLBB: Nogales proving an unfriendly host

    LLBB: Nogales proving an unfriendly host

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:04 AM EDT2014-07-21 09:04:29 GMT
    Nogales can lock up a spot in the 50/70 West Regional semifinals with a win Monday over Hawaii.
    Nogales can lock up a spot in the 50/70 West Regional semifinals with a win Monday over Hawaii.
  • Montero and Goldschmidt power D-backs over Cubs

    Montero and Goldschmidt power D-backs over Cubs

    Sunday, July 20 2014 2:05 AM EDT2014-07-20 06:05:10 GMT
    Miguel Montero hit a go-ahead, three-run double in the fifth, Paul Goldschmidt added a two-run homer, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Chicago Cubs 9-3 on Saturday night.
    Miguel Montero hit a go-ahead, three-run double in the fifth, Paul Goldschmidt added a two-run homer, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Chicago Cubs 9-3 on Saturday night.
PHOENIX (AP) -

The Arizona Board of Regents is about to open up the vault as all of the state's major coaches agreed to new contracts that will give them salary bumps.

Wildcats coach Rich Rodriguez agreed to a two-year contract extension through 2019 that will raise his base salary to $1.9 million.

Arizona and coach Sean Miller have agreed on a one-year contract extension that will raise his base salary to $1.6 million for the final year of the deal.

UA athletic director Greg Byrne also has agreed to a one-year contract extension through 2019 that will raise his base salary to $725,000 by the end of the deal.

All extension must be approved by the Arizona Board of Regents when it meets June 5-6.

Rodriguez has led the Wildcats to a pair of 8-5 seasons and two bowl wins since arriving in Tucson.

Rodriguez will receive $500,000 for peripheral duties like radio and TV appearances, and has numerous performance incentives, including $1 million for a national title and $300,000 for a Pac-12 championship.

Miller has helped resurrect Arizona's program, leading the Wildcats to the NCAA tournament four times, including two trips to the Elite Eight.

Miller signed a one-year extension through 2018 last June. He would receive a $100,000 raise in 2019 under the extension and have numerous academic and performance incentives, including $500,000 for a national title and $200,000 for a team cumulative grade-point average of 3.0.

Miller also is paid more than $1 million annually for peripheral duties and from sponsorship deals.

Up north, Arizona State coach Todd Graham has agreed to a one-year contract extension through 2019 that will raise his base salary to $2.7 million next season.

Graham has coached in Tempe for two seasons with a record of 18-9. He led the Sun Devils to a bowl victory his first season and took them to the Pac-12 championship game last season.

Graham also will have numerous performance and academic incentives, including a bonus of 50 percent of his salary for winning a national championship and a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or a graduation rate of 95 percent for his team.

He received a one-year contract extension through 2018 in September that will pay him gradual raises.

And finally Northern Arizona agreed to a two-year contract extension with coach Jack Murphy. The extension, which will run through the 2019 academic year.

Murphy took over a program in disarray when he was hired for his first head-coaching job in 2012. The Lumberjacks lost their coach early the previous season and finished 1-15 in the Big Sky Conference.

NAU went 11-21 under Murphy in 2012-13 and he had the Lumberjacks in contention for a conference title until late last season, finishing 15-17 and 12-8 in the Big Sky.

His base salary of $185,400 will not change under the extension.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

David Kelly contributed to this story.

  • UA SportsMore>>

  • Stanley's global game shines

    Stanley's global game shines

    Sunday, June 22 2014 12:15 AM EDT2014-06-22 04:15:31 GMT
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Stanley Johnson scored 18 points to help the United States beat Mexico 100-46 on Saturday night in the FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship.    On Friday night, the U.S. opened
    Incoming Wildcat freshman Stanley Johnson scored 18 points to help the United States beat Mexico 100-46 on Saturday.
  • Pletcher's ponies rule

    Pletcher's ponies rule

    Monday, May 26 2014 6:37 PM EDT2014-05-26 22:37:21 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - Todd Pletcher became thoroughbred racing's leading money winning trainer when Jack Milton rallied from last to win the $300,000 Poker Stakes on Monday at Belmont Park. Pletcher's runners
    Former Wildcat Todd Pletcher became thoroughbred racing's leading money winning trainer on Monday.
  • Cats clean up track honors

    Cats clean up track honors

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 7:55 PM EDT2014-06-17 23:55:49 GMT
    Tucson, Ariz. – The University of Arizona Wildcat No. 7 men's track and field team claimed two individual honors on Tuesday. It was announced by the Pac-12 office that Senior Lawi Lalang was named the
    Senior Lawi Lalang was named the 2014 Pac-12 Men's Track Athlete of the Year while senior Nick Ross was the 2014 Pac-12 Men's Field Athlete of the Year.
Powered by WorldNow