MTSU coach Davis gets raise, 8-year extension

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) – Middle Tennessee coach Kermit Davis has agreed to an eight-year contract extension that includes a raise after leading the Blue Raiders to an NCAA Tournament upset of Michigan State this past season.

School officials announced Monday that Davis’ contract runs through the 2023-24 season and that he will make a total of $565,000 annually. Middle Tennessee athletic department spokesman Mark Owens said Davis’ base salary goes from $375,000 in 2015-16 to $465,000 in the new deal. Davis also makes $100,000 for radio and television responsibilities.

The (Murfreesboro) Daily News Journal first reported Davis’ extension.

Davis owns a 413-250 record in 21 seasons overall, including a 276-175 record in 14 seasons at Middle Tennessee. The Blue Raiders went 25-10 this past season and earned their first NCAA Tournament victory since 1989.

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