REPORT: Ryan Odom to remain at UMBC

A report today from the Baltimore Sun confirms that Ryan Odom will remain at UMBC next season, and will not be heading to Virginia Tech. Earlier today, the Washington Post reported that Odom would be announced as the Hokies new head coach today.

UMBC finished 21-13 (11-5 AE) record this past season, and lost to Vermont in the league championship. Odom’s Retrievers are one year removed from upsetting #1 Virginia as a #16 seed in last years NCAA Tournament. He spent 2003-10 as an assistant at Virginia Tech.

According to the Sun report, Odom is due a base annual salary of $425,000 through 2023 at UMBC. His buyout increased from $168,750 through April 2020 to $225,000 for the duration of his contract.

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  • Crassus the Mean Wolverine

    Good news for Virginia Tech. The only reason they were after this ham and egger was because he upset UVA in last year’s NCAA tourney. In non-football sports it seems the Hokies always go the cheap route.