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UT women's basketball coach Tricia Cullop agrees to contract extension

05/17/2017, 2:12pm EDT
By BY BRIAN BUCKEY BLADE SPORTS WRITER

Led Rockets to NCAA Tournament after winning MAC title last season


Toledo goes wild as head coach Tricia Cullop is presented with the MAC Championship trophy after the Rockets beat Northern Illinois on March 11 in Cleveland. BLADE

The University of Toledo and women’s basketball coach Tricia Cullop have agreed to a contract extension through the 2024-25 campaign, UT Vice President and Athletic Director Mike O’Brien announced today.

“We’re extremely happy about extending Tricia’s contract to continue the stability and success that she has brought to Toledo women’s basketball,” O’Brien said. “Tricia is an outstanding coach, and I believe our program is positioned well for the future. Along with leading the way to countless victories on the court, I have been impressed with Tricia’s community involvement and how the program has been embraced by the city of Toledo and surrounding areas.”

ATTACHMENT: Tricia Cullop’s contract extension

Under her new contract, Cullop will make a base salary of $300,000 for the upcoming season with a additional $10,000 increase each year of the contract. She will also make $20,000 annually in marketing compensation and has several performance-based incentives.

“It’s been an honor to serve as the head women’s basketball coach at the University of Toledo for the past nine years,” Cullop said. “I sincerely thank (UT President) Dr. Gaber and Mike O’Brien for this extension and the opportunity to lead the program for many years to come. It has been a distinct privilege to coach at an institution with so many outstanding professors, committed administration, dedicated alumni and loyal fans. Our student-athletes enjoy strong academics, outstanding facilities, a beautiful campus and a supportive community. This extension shows our future recruits what a strong commitment there is for Toledo Women’s Basketball.”

In her nine seasons with the Rockets, the program has averaged 22.4 wins and advanced to the postseason on six occasions. This past season, Cullop led UT to the NCAA Tournament after winning the Mid-American Conference Tournament for the first time since 2001 and eighth time in school history.

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