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Washington announced this afternoon coach Lorenzo Romar (above) agreed to a 10-year-contract extension that extends to the 2019-20 season.
According to a release from UW, Romar recently agreed to the general terms of his new deal and is currently in the process of finalizing the specific language of the contract.
Specific terms of the agreement were not released.
Before the Huskies final game this season, athletic director Scott Woodward told the Times he was going to talk to Romar about tweaking his contract.
In 2006, Romar agreed to a renewed contract that bumped his salary to $1.105 per year and Woodward said: “we try to keep Coach in the top four in the Pac-10, where our athletic department expects to be.”
“I could not be more excited,” Romar said in the release. “I have always said this is where I wanted to be. It is so great to see President Mark Emmert, Scott Woodward and the rest of the administration step up and make it clear they want us to be here. That is really important.
“We have been blessed to have good character kids that have been productive student-athletes, as well as an outstanding staff, which in turn has enabled us to have had some decent success here at UW, advancing to three NCAA Sweet 16 appearances in the last six years. This new agreement enables us to continue the challenge of taking the program to the next level of competitive success.”
Romar led the Huskies to a 171-91 record, five NCAA Tournament invitations and three NCAA Sweet Sixteen appearances. He ranks third all-time in victories among UW coaches.
April 19, 2010 at 5:01 PM
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