University of Arizona, Adia Barnes reach 5-year extension deal
TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - The University of Arizona and women’s basketball head coach Adia Barnes have reached agreement on a contract extension.
The university says Barnes would earn $5.85 million in base salary over a 5-year deal that keeps her on the Wildcats sidelines through the 2025-2026 season.
The contract still needs to be approved by the Arizona Board of Regents.
The deal comes in the wake of the Wildcats’ first-ever NCAA Finals appearance.
Arizona came up just short against Stanford, losing 54-53.
Barnes was named Arizona’s head women’s basketball coach on April 4, 2016.
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