John Beilein signs contract extension through 2018-19 season

Dylan Burkhardt

Michigan 61, Syracuse 56 extra-44The Associated Press reports that John Beilein signed a contract extension to remain in Ann Arbor through 2018-19.

Michigan coach John Beilein isn’t going anywhere soon.

Athletic director Dave Brandon told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Beilein has signed a three-year extension that replaces his previous contract and keeps him with the Wolverines through the 2018-19 season. The 60-year-old Beilein will make $2.45 million a year in total compensation.

Beilein addressed the extension in a University release:

“I am very excited to have this opportunity to coach at the University of Michigan for at least five more years,” said Beilein. “I am grateful that President Coleman and Dave Brandon are pleased with the direction of our program and have extended this offer of agreement. My staff and I will continue to work every day with our student-athletes to ensure they grow from this incredible educational opportunity. At the same time, competing for Big Ten championship will be the goal each and every year.

“Kathleen and our entire family love being a part of the Michigan community and feel honored and blessed to continue to be able to represent this great university,” added Beilein.

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  • Adam

    Congrats John! Much Deserved.

  • rick dunaway

    hes making more than hoke now. hes the MAN at michigan.

    • Mattski

      Might be blasphemy to some, but I would say. . . deservedly so. Hoke’s time will come.

  • sshow

    Well deserved! I know I am speaking to the choir but he truly earned it. It’s refreshing and exciting to know we’ll have him for at least 5 more years.

  • toblav

    It’s strange how it feels like he was meant for this job.

  • Austin

    Sweet! Very excitng for the program, hopefully more national championships
    to come!

    • ShoelaceNation

      Michigan made it to the national championship game, but they didn’t win.

  • DingoBlue

    Congrats Coach Beilein!

  • Wayman Britt

    Mr. K. Looney:

    The Michigan coach is going to be around for awhile. Look no further for stability and success.