After main Texas to the verge of the Final Four, Rodney Terry will stay in place because the Longhorns’ head coach.
The faculty introduced Monday that Terry has been promoted to full-time head coach. According to the Austin American-Statesman, Terry’s contract is price $15.3 million over 5 years, which means he’ll make simply over $3 million per season.
Terry has been the interim coach for the Longhorns since Chris Beard was suspended in December following a home violence arrest. With Terry main this system, Texas received the Big 12 match after which made a deep run within the NCAA match. UT received its first three match video games earlier than falling to Miami within the Elite Eight on Sunday.
Overall, the Longhorns went 22-8 with Terry as head coach this season.
Terry, 55, was introduced on to Beard’s employees final season following a three-year run as head coach at UTEP and 7 seasons as the top coach at Fresno State. Before he received the head-coaching job at Fresno State, Terry was a Texas assistant from 2002-11 on the employees of Rick Barnes. He additionally had stints as an assistant at Baylor and UNC Wilmington.
Beard was fired in January, had fees within the case dropped in February after which was employed as the top coach at Ole Miss earlier this month. Beard’s dismissal opened the door for Terry to have a three-month audition to be the Texas head coach.
Texas completed second within the Big 12 regular-season standings, a recreation again of Kansas. UT later blasted Kansas within the Big 12 match championship recreation. In the Elite Eight matchup with Miami, Texas led by as many as 13 factors within the second half earlier than the Hurricanes went on a livid comeback to win 88-81.
After the loss, Terry was requested how badly he desires to be the full-time head coach at Texas. In an emotional reply, he stated he hadn’t given it an excessive amount of thought and that he needed the main focus to be on his gamers.
“I haven’t really had a lot of time to give a lot of thought to that, to be honest. I’ve been so wrapped up and invested in my team. Again, I love these guys. Not only will I just love these guys for the time I got to coach them, I’ll love them for the rest of their lives. I’ll be at their weddings. I’ll be talking to those guys when they have their first born,” Terry stated.
“It was all about this team, man, and I enjoyed every single day of this journey with this group. I’m going to really miss working with this group. It was never about me. It was always about these guys. I love these guys.”
Including this yr at Texas, Terry has a 185-164 general file as a Division I head coach.