Iowa announces contract extension for head coach Fran McCaffery
Fran McCaffery will be hanging around Iowa City a little longer.
Monday, the University of Iowa announced that it had signed McCaffery to a four-year contract extension, keeping the head coach around through the 2027-28 season. His base salary will not be changed for the next two seasons, though he will receive a longevity bonus following the next two seasons.
The news comes after Iowa locked up a No. 2 seed in this year’s NCAA Tournament. The Hawkeyes ended the regular season with a 21-8 record. Luka Garza was named the B1G Player of the Year.
“I am excited to announce the extension of Fran’s contract,” said athletic director Gary Barta. “He’s earned it. He’s built a strong foundation upon which we can continue to build for years to come. We originally planned to provide the extension at the end of last season, but paused due to the pandemic. I’ve appreciated Fran’s patience through it all.
“To say Fran, Margaret, and the McCaffery Family have embraced Iowa and Hawkeye Athletics is certainly an understatement. They have been actively involved across the state and within the local community in so many ways over the past decade. It is truly a family affair.”
McCaffery has been the head coach at Iowa since 2010. He’s compiled a 215-150 record with the Hawkeyes, including a 103-101 mark in B1G play. Iowa has reached the NCAA Tournament five times under McCaffery.
“I am grateful to Gary Barta and President Bruce Harreld for their continued support,” said McCaffery. “It truly is an honor to represent the University of Iowa and coach the tremendous young men in our program. I am proud of what our team accomplished during the regular season, and we are eager to compete for a national championship this month.”