Northern Arizona’s Burcar receives five-year contract

The Arizona Board of  Regents (ABOR) has approved a five-year contract for Shane Burcar as head men’s basketball coach at Northern Arizona University. B

Burcar served as interim head men’s basketball coach since June of 2019 at the university where he has demonstrated leadership on the court as well as a deep commitment to players’ academic success. “As the interim coach this past season, Coach Burcar led the team to an impressive 16 overall wins, which surpassed the program’s combined total of the two previous seasons,” said Chair Penley. “His commitment to success on the court is equal to his commitment to students’ academic success –having increased the team’s overall GPA to 3.18 from 2.49 just a few years ago. As part of the Lumberjack family, his achievements already are impressive and we look forward to his vision and leadership to build a championship program.”

During his tenure as interim head coach, Burcar compiled an impressive record including wins over second, third and fourth place Big Sky Conference teams; a conference road sweep for the first time since 2014; and the first time since 2014-15 to achieve a four-game conference winning streak during the season.Burcar’s five-year contract extends to March 31, 2025, at a base salary of $198,000. It includes incentives such as grade-point averages, academic progress and athletic performance.

Additional details on Burcar’s contract can be found in a PDF from the ABOR HERE.

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