After leading the school to a historic victory over Kentucky and its first NCAA Elite Eight in eight seasons, head coach Bruce Weber has agreed to a two-year contract extension through the 2022-23 season, continuing his leadership of the Kansas State men's basketball program, Director of Athletics Gene Taylor announced on Friday (May 25).
The extension comes less than a year after Weber agreed to a two-year contract in August 2017. Weber now has five years on his agreement that runs until April 30, 2023. The seventh-year head coach will be paid $2.5 million in 2018-19 and receive a $100,000 increase to his salary in each remaining contract year culminating in a $2.9 million base for the 2022-23 season.
The extension was unanimously approved by the K-State Athletics, Inc., Board of Directors.
"We are very fortunate to have not only such an outstanding basketball coach but also a man in Coach Weber who conducts his program with integrity and class and is widely respected across the nation," said Taylor. "Certainly last season was one of the most memorable postseason runs in our program's history, and we are excited for next season and the years ahead under Coach Weber's leadership."
Hired on March 31, 2012 as the 24th head coach in school history, Weber has guided K-State to a 125-80 (.610) overall record and four NCAA Tournament appearances in six seasons, including the school's sixth 25-win season in 2017-18 that culminated in a thrilling run to the Elite Eight. His 125 wins are the fourth-most by a head coach in school history and the most since Jack Hartman retired as the school's all-time winningest coach in 1986. He is the fifth head coach to take K-State to at least four NCAA Tournaments (2013, 2014, 2017, 2018) in a tenure, while his four 20-win seasons are only surpassed by three other head coaches in school history.