The Idaho State Board of Education approved a contract extension for University of Idaho men’s basketball head coach Don Verlin.
Verlin’s contract is a four-year pact running through June 30, 2021. His previous deal had two years remaining. Under the new terms, Verlin can receive a bonus equal to 7.7 percent of his annual salary for a conference championship, co-championship or reaching the NCAA Tournament. He will also receive $5,000 bonuses for three separate benchmarks: 14 wins, 17 wins and 20 wins.
The Vandals were picked as the preseason favorites to win the Big Sky title by the coaches and the media, earlier this month. Idaho is coming off a 19-14 campaign, including a 12-6 mark in Big Sky play to finish third. Verlin is entering his 10th season as Idaho’s head coach.
“Coach Verlin has been a steady leader for our men’s basketball program and our department,” Idaho Director of Athletics Rob Spear said. “He is a proven winner whose best days are still ahead. We feel very fortunate to have Don under contract into what would be his third decade with the Vandals.”