Nearly a week after turning down overtures from one of college baseball’s blue blood programs Mississippi State, the ULAA Board of Directors has approved new contract terms for baseball coach Dan McDonnell.
NEWS: ULAA Board of Directors Approve New Contract Terms for McDonnell#L1C4 https://t.co/mr5tV3DIQ7 pic.twitter.com/WknUeEHOik
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He has 8 years left on the current deal which shall remain the same. His base salary and incentives are where the change will occur. McDonnell will receive “incremental bumps” in each of these areas, according to UofL AD Vince Tyra. The details weren’t elaborated upon in the press release.
There is also reference by Tyra to a discussion not only of McDonnell’s compensation, but to the welfare of the program as a whole. There was no elaboration made by Tyra, but an educated guess would lead one to believe it would include facilities upgrades such as the proposed pro locker room and possibly compensation for his staff.
Keeping Dan McDonnell on as head coach of the baseball program is a huge coup for Vince Tyra and UofL Athletics. McDonnell has turned UofL Baseball into a perennial powerhouse and will now continue to do so for the next 8 years.