MANHATTAN — Kansas State men’s basketball coach Bruce Weber has a new contract for the second straight season.
K-State announced Friday that Weber has signed a two-year extension that runs through the 2022-23 season and provides $100,000 pay raises each year. Weber, entering his seventh season as the Wildcats’ coach, will be paid $2.5 million next season and will make $2.9 million in the final year of the deal.
Athletic director Gene Taylor offered Weber the extension less than a year after giving the veteran coach a two-year contract in August 2017, largely as a reward for leading the Wildcats to the Elite Eight this past season. K-State finished 25-12, including a win against Kentucky in the Sweet 16.
“We are very fortunate to have not only such an outstanding basketball coach but also a man in coach Weber who conducts his program with integrity and class and is widely respected across the nation,” Taylor said in a university release. “Certainly last season was one of the most memorable postseason runs in our program’s history, and we are excited for next season and the years ahead under Coach Weber’s leadership.”
Weber has amassed an overall record of 125-80 at K-State with four appearances in the NCAA Tournament. He ranks fourth on the Wildcats’ all-time wins list.
The Wildcats are expected to return most of their primary contributors from last year’s team, including first-team All-Big 12 forward Dean Wade and second-team All-Big 12 guard Barry Brown.
Weber’s extension was unanimously approved by the K-State Athletics, Inc., Board of Directors.
“I have said many times that the support that our players and coaches receive is some of the best in the country and I couldn’t be more appreciative of this commitment from President (Richard) Myers and Gene,” Weber said in the release. “We are proud of what we have been able to accomplish these last six years, including last season’s special run, and this vote of confidence gives the staff and I everything we need to continue to build this program in the right way. We can’t wait to get back in the gym and start working with the players again.”