Southern Illinois Head Coach Barry Hinson Quietly Inks Contract Extension

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Southern Illinois head basketball coach Barry Hinson signed a contract extension this past September. There was no formal announcement made. According to an SIU spokesman contacted by, it is “university and departmental policy” not to put out statements on contract extensions. According to the Southern Illinoisan, the deal, will pay Hinson a base salary of $350,000 per year through the end of March 2020, plus annual cost of living increases and possible incentives. Last season, Hinson captured the Missouri Valley Conference Coach of the Year Award as his Saluki’s went 22-10. He now holds a 67-72 record (including 5-5 this season) in his 4+ seasons at SIU.

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