Murray State pays Prohm
Posted: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 12:00 pm
After what is arguably the most successful season in Racer basketball history, Murray State University has renegotiated and extended the contract of head basketball coach Steve Prohm.
The guaranteed contract increases Prohm’s base salary to $270,000. With his radio/TV obligations, the total package will be $300,000 annually, not including incentives. Increased departmental revenue as a result of tickets sales and the NCAA win will be the source of funds that support the increased package.The one-year extension means Prohm’s contract now runs through May 31, 2016.
“I want to thank Murray State president Dr. Randy Dunn and director of athletics Allen Ward for their commitment to me and the Racer basketball program over the next several years,” Prohm said. “I am excited to be at Murray State, and I appreciate the opportunity that I was given here a year ago to become the head coach.”
In Prohm’s rookie season, the Racers were the hottest team in the nation and broke new ground for a program that was already well known.
MSU started the season 23-0 and was the last undefeated team in NCAA Division I. The Racers enjoyed 13-straight weeks of national rankings and set a program record by being ranked in the top-10. MSU’s 31-2 mark tied the Ohio Valley Conference record for wins in a single season, and the Racers were the only team in NCAA D-I that didn’t lose a road game, the first occurrence in their 87 seasons of college basketball.
“This was an amazing season, and I just want to say a special thank you for everyone’s support,” Prohm said. “I’m looking forward to getting back to work with my guys and prepare for the upcoming year.”
Published in The WCP 3.27.12