Geno Auriemma signs five-year extension

Geno Auriemma signs five-year extension


It looks like Geno Auriemma isn’t retiring anytime soon as UConn announced a five-year extension for its women’s basketball coach.

Auriemma’s contract extension, which runs through 2029, is valued at $18.7 million over the five-year term and includes the opportunity to earn additional compensation in the form of performance-based incentives.

Auriemma will enter his 40th season at the school next year and he currently ranks second in Division I college basketball history with 1,213 career wins. He’s won 11 national championships which is the most ever.

“I’d like to thank David Benedict, Radenka Maric and the University of Connecticut leadership for their trust in me and their commitment to the women’s basketball program,” said Auriemma, who turned 70 in March. “I still find it hard to believe that I’ve been at UConn for over half my life. I feel like there’s so much more that can be done, and will be done, and I’m excited to be the one to do it with my staff and my team. I’m probably as excited about these next few years as I’ve ever been over the last 40.”

He will receive a base salary of $400,000 per year and an additional compensation for speaking, consulting and media obligations of $2.94 million for the 2024-25 season, which increases by $200,000 each year through the contract.

Auriemma has been the AP Coach of the Year nine times and has reached 23 Final Fours. He’s coached six teams to undefeated seasons.

Connecticut athletics press release

May 13, 2024

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