Maryland basketball extended its head coach Mark Turgeon’s contract four years through the 2022-23 season, the school announced on Thursday.
The contract is worth approximately $2.5 million annually, according to the Washington Post’s Roman Stubbs. He can also make up to $425,000 in bonuses for winning the regular season Big Ten title, the Big Ten tournament, coach of the year, clinching an NCAA tournament berth and advancing through to the Final Four. The 6-year Terps coach had three years still remaining on his current contract.
"My family and I love the University of Maryland, the basketball program, the campus community and the local community and I am extremely grateful to be the coach of this outstanding program," said Turgeon in a release.
Turgeon has made the NCAA tournament in each of the past two years, making the program’s first Sweet Sixteen since 2003 a year ago. In five seasons, the Terps have posted a 114-59 record, and behind a 28-win season in 2014-15, Turgeon won Big Ten Coach of the Year.
Turgeon’s made a name for himself as one of the nation’s best recruiters, earning commitments from five-star Diamond Stone, and elite-level transfers Robert Carter Jr. and Rasheed Sulaimon. Five of his former players are on NBA rosters.
This season, with another top-ranked recruiting class including three top-100 players, Maryland is still considered to be one of the best teams in the country despite losing four starters. Turgeon has proved he can keep talent circulating and create a winning environment.