Utah men’s basketball coach agrees to 5-year deal

Posted at 3:35 PM, Apr 24, 2014
and last updated 2014-04-24 17:37:45-04

SALT LAKE CITY – The University of Utah announced Thursday they’ve agreed to a 5-year contract with men’s basketball coach Larry Krystkowiak.

The contract is through the 2018-2019 academic year, and Krystkowiak’s compensation will total $1.4 million each year.

In a press release from the University of Utah, Director of Athletics Dr. Chris Hill stated: “Our men’s basketball program continues to make tremendous progress under Coach Krystkowiak and his staff. He has embraced being a part of the Utah family and immersed himself in the Salt Lake community. I am excited about the future of our program under his leadership and look forward to continued success on, and off, the court.”

Krystkowiak also expressed excitement.

“I’m very excited and honored about the commitment from Dr. Hill,” he stated in the press release. “He and I have a tremendous working relationship and I want to thank him for the support and belief he has shown to me and the program. I love the situation here and a lot of people and players associated with Utah Basketball have worked extremely hard to get us to this position.”

Krystkowiak is beginning his fourth year as the head coach of the Utes, and the team won 21 games last season—which is their best since joining the Pac-12 Conference, according to the press release. The Utes made the postseason for the first time since 2009 when they participated in the National Invitation Tournament.

Retention clauses in the contract stipulate Krystkowiak will receive a $375,000 bonus if he stays through the 2016-2017 season and another bonus of $375,000 if he stays the length of his contract.

For more information about Utah basketball, visit the team’s website.