Beilein signs contract extension
Mich.---University of Michigan Men's basketball head coach John Beilein has
agreed to a contract extension to lead the Wolverines through the 2015-16
season, athletic director Bill Martin announced today.
Beilein has been a wonderful addition to our staff here at Michigan. What he
has done on and off the court with our men's basketball team has been
tremendous, and he has made it clear he wants to coach at Michigan until he
retires," said Martin, the Donald R. Shepherd Director of Intercollegiate
Athletics. "This contract extension is a win-win situation for the men's
basketball program at Michigan and for Coach Beilein."
total compensation under the new contract will be $1.7 million in 2010-11, $1.8
million in 2012-13 and $1.9 million by the 2013-14 season.
his third season at the helm of the Wolverine program, Beilein has continued to
be a proven winner throughout his career. Beilein has won 588 career games,
placing him in the top 20 in victories among active Division I head coaches. In
32 years behind the bench, Beilein has compiled 27 winning seasons including 15
In his second
season with U-M, Beilein guided the Wolverines to a 21-14 record and steered
the Wolverines back into the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 11 seasons,
advancing to the second round following a first round win over Clemson.
Michigan's 21 victories during the 2008-09 campaign tied a school record for
the largest single-season turnaround in program history at 11 games.
the only active coach in the collegiate ranks to record a 20-win season at four
different levels---junior college, NAIA, NCAA Division II and NCAA Division I.
In addition, he is one of seven coaches to take four different schools to the NCAA
Tournament---Canisius (1996), Richmond (1998), West Virginia (2005, 2006) and
Michigan (2009). However, with Beilein's 1988 Division II NCAA Tournament
appearance with LeMoyne, he has taken five different teams to the NCAA
coaching career, Beilein has only served as a head coach, with stints at West
Virginia (2002-07), Richmond (1997-2002), Canisius (1992-97), LeMoyne
(1983-92), Nazareth College (1982-83) and Erie Community College (1978-82).
played college basketball at Wheeling College (now Wheeling Jesuit University)
from 1971-75 and served as team captain his junior season. He received a
bachelor's degree from Wheeling in 1975, majoring in history, and earned a
master's degree in education from Niagara in 1981.
Get paid, my man. This probably affects just about nothing in the grand scheme of things, as I'm sure Beilein, barring an (even more) epic collapse of the team over a couple years or NCAA sanctions, was going to stay at Michigan until retirement anyway. He'll be 63 when this contract extension is up.