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Angelo Roncalli
04-01-2011, 01:30 PM
SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University athletic director Mike Roth announced Friday that women’s basketball head coach Kelly Graves has signed a new 10-year contract with the Gonzaga Bulldogs.
“I am so thrilled to be here, I love Gonzaga,” said Graves. “I love Spokane and am looking forward to being the coach here for a very long time. I am excited about what we have accomplished but I am even more excited about the future. I really appreciated how Gonzaga has made this a position that I wouldn’t want to leave. I want to thank President Thayne McCulloh and athletic director Mike Roth for making this happen. My family and I are very happy.”
Graves has just completed his 11th season at the helm. He led Gonzaga to new heights this season as the Bulldogs made a spectacular run in the NCAA Tournament, reaching the Elite Eight for the first time in school history. Gonzaga ended the year with a 31-5 overall mark; with the 31 wins being the most wins for either men’s or women’s.
“We are very excited to sign Kelly to a long-term contract,” stated Roth. “He has earned it and we want him to be at Gonzaga for a long time. He has taken the program to new heights and for that he is being rewarded. With Kelly continuing as head coach, we believe there are many more great years ahead for women’s basketball at Gonzaga.”
The Gonzaga Women have made the NCAA Tournament three-straight seasons and four times in the last five years. The Bulldogs’ first victory in the NCAA Tournament came in 2009 with a 74-59 victory over the No. 4 seed Xavier University. GU is now 6-4 all-time in NCAA Tournament play; making it to the second round in 2009, the Sweet Sixteen in 2010 and the Regional Final this season.
The Bulldogs also captured their seventh-straight West Coast Conference title in 2010-11, going undefeated for an unprecedented second consecutive season and for the third time in Graves’ 11 years. Graves was named West Coast Conference Coach of the Year for the second year in a row and the sixth time in his career.
He owns a 232-119 overall mark as the head coach at Gonzaga and a 112-42 record in league action.
Under Coach Graves, Gonzaga has now produced four West Coast Conference Players of the Year, three WCC Newcomers of the Year, one WCC Defender of the Year, nine All-Conference honorees and three All-Americans

Zag 77
04-01-2011, 02:08 PM
Wise move for all concerned. Anybody want to hazard a guess as to what the pay is? What other money comes in from shoe contracts and camps? How does this compare to what Mark Few gets?

It would also be interesting to try and come up with an educated guess as to what UW would likely have offered.

Section 116
04-01-2011, 03:01 PM
From the Seattle Times:

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2014662503_apbkwgonzagacoach1stldwritethru.html

Zagineer
04-01-2011, 03:27 PM
From the Seattle Times:

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2014662503_apbkwgonzagacoach1stldwritethru.html

And a quote from that Seattle Times article......


Next season, the first two rounds of the tournament will once again be played in Spokane.

And where would that be in Spokane? Yup. GU hosting at the MAC. :)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_NCAA_Women's_Division_I_Basketball_Tournament

An observation......Take a look at the map in the above link for the distribution of Round 1 and Round 2 games. The MAC will be the only location west of Norman, Oklahoma.

What a nice way that would be for KG to start the next 10 years by playing Round 1 and Round 2 again on home court.

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sylean
04-01-2011, 07:04 PM
that is ridiculous....no east coast bias there ( and I'm from the east)

Section 116
04-01-2011, 07:33 PM
Here's a link to an article regarding salaries paid to some of the top women's coaches in the country. Quite enlightening, no GU however:

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/womensbasketball/2011-04-01-2011-coaches-salary-database_N.htm

And a link to an article regarding how much money is lost paying those high salaries:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-04-01/women-s-basketball-teams-operate-in-red-as-salaries-break-college-budgets.html

adoptedzag
04-04-2011, 02:33 PM
If I had to guess, I would put the salary in the Michigan St./GA Tech range.

That chart is very eye opening, though. Pat Summit's salary is HUGE when considering the cost of living in Tennessee vs. Conneticut or NYC for the other top end salaries.

U Zig, I Zag
04-04-2011, 02:51 PM
Seems like the salaries for the State schools are always available, including bonuses and extras like shoe deals, pantsuit makers (Summit), Jimmy Choo (Nikki), etc.

Why are the GU #'s not available? I don't need to know, per se - but I imagine since they compete on the same fields as the other NCAA schools that they would demand to know what they are up against (if only to poach from other schools).

My guess is that KG is now at $350k-$400k with jumping points as the years go on. Bonuses based off tourney success and how well they draw at home (do they do an 'attendance' bonus?). He is personable, does he get anything from Nike, etc?

I would be very, very surprised if Few doesn't make $1mil from the school (base + bonuses). Plus the $250k he gets in his stocking at Christmas every year from Phil Knight.

ID ZAGFAN
04-04-2011, 03:01 PM
Seems like the salaries for the State schools are always available, including bonuses and extras like shoe deals, pantsuit makers (Summit), Jimmy Choo (Nikki), etc.

Why are the GU #'s not available? I don't need to know, per se - but I imagine since they compete on the same fields as the other NCAA schools that they would demand to know what they are up against (if only to poach from other schools).

My guess is that KG is now at $350k-$400k with jumping points as the years go on. Bonuses based off tourney success and how well they draw at home (do they do an 'attendance' bonus?). He is personable, does he get anything from Nike, etc?

I would be very, very surprised if Few doesn't make $1mil from the school (base + bonuses). Plus the $250k he gets in his stocking at Christmas every year from Phil Knight.

My guess:

Public schools--open records laws

Private schools--no open records laws

ZaGranny

U Zig, I Zag
04-04-2011, 03:09 PM
My guess:

Public schools--open records laws

Private schools--no open records laws

ZaGranny

I get that, ZG. But they are competing in sports under the same organization (NCAA). I guess as long as the NCAA, the school boards and IRS knows it really doesn't matter. ;)