Michigan extends John Beilein’s contract through 2020-21

Dylan Burkhardt

Michigan announced this morning that it extended John Beilein’s contract through the 2020-21 season. The Wolverine head coach has been in Ann Arbor since the 2007-2008 season and has led Michigan to the NCAA tournament five times including a trip to the Final Four in 2013. His previous extension ran through the 2018-19 season, making this a two-year extension.

Beilein’s extension calls for a base salary of $400,000 with additional compensation of $1,470,000 per year from TV, radio and other promotions. He’ll also receive an additional $1.5 million annually through separate deferred payments from the University’s Supplemental Defined Contributions Retirement Plan for a total of $3.37 million per year.

Here’s the full University of Michigan press release.

University of Michigan interim Donald R. Shepherd Director of Athletics Jim Hackett announced Wednesday (Nov. 4) a contract extension that will keep U-M men’s basketball head coach John Beilein in Ann Arbor through the 2020-21 season.

“John is one of the most respected coaches in the country and revered people within the university community,” said Hackett. “While he has accomplished many great things on the basketball court, it is his leadership, guidance and role as an educator that truly makes him one of our great ambassadors. We look forward to John continuing to represent the University of Michigan for many years to come.”

“Kathleen and I are grateful for the opportunity to remain a part of the men’s basketball program for another six years,” said Beilein. “We wanted to thank the University of Michigan, President Schlissel, Jim Hackett, all the past teams, assistant coaches, students, administration, alums and especially the great fans for their patience, hard work and support during this past eight years. We have never been more excited about the future of our program. We look forward to competing for and winning more Big Ten championships in the years to come.”

Considered one of the most tactical basketball minds in the country, Beilein continues to be an innovator and key figure in NCAA college basketball. Entering his 38th year as a collegiate head coach, Beilein has compiled a career record of 717-428, placing him in the top 10 in victories among active Division I head coaches.

Entering his ninth season in Ann Arbor, Beilein brings 166 victories into the 2015-16 season, placing him fourth on Michigan’s all-time list, just 43 shy of the record held by Johnny Orr (209). In eight seasons at Michigan, Beilein has five NCAA Tournament appearances (2009, ’11, ’12, ’13, ‘14), including the program’s return in 2009 after an 11-year hiatus.

In 2011-12, Beilein guided the Maize and Blue to its first Big Ten championship in 26 seasons when U-M claimed a share of the regular-season crown. The following season, with the help of National Player of the Year Trey Burke, U-M advanced to the Final Four for the first time in 20 years and defeated Syracuse to reach the 2013 national championship game against Louisville.

Beilein’s Wolverines reached another milestone in 2013-14 when they won their first outright Big Ten championship in 28 years, posting a 28-9 overall record and going 15-3 in league play, winning the conference crown by three games. U-M earned a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament and advanced to the Elite Eight for the second consecutive season.

Academically, Beilein’s Wolverines have earned 19 Academic All-Big Ten certificates since 2008. Zack Novak became just the fifth Wolverine to garner Academic All-America honors in 2012 and earned three CoSIDA All-District citations. Novak was also U-M’s first Lowe’s Senior Class Award (2012) recipient, while Jordan Morgan was named to the Allstate Good Works Team in 2013.

Last spring, Beilein’s program earned its fourth consecutive NCAA Academic Performance Program (APR) Public Recognition Award for ranking among the top 10 percent of all basketball programs in the multi-year APR report.

Beilein’s success has translated to the next level with six NBA Draft selections, including lottery picks Burke in 2013 (Utah Jazz, No. 9) and Nik Stauskas in 2014 (Sacramento Kings, No. 8). Also drafted were Darius Morris (2011, Los Angeles Lakers, No. 41), Tim Hardaway Jr. (2013, New York Knicks, No. 24), Mitch McGary (2014, Oklahoma City Thunder, No. 21), and Glenn Robinson III (2014, Minnesota Timberwolves, No. 40).

During his career on the sidelines, Beilein has 19 overall 20-win campaigns and has made 16 postseason appearances as a head coach. He ranks as the only active coach in the collegiate ranks to record a 20-win season at four different levels: junior college, NAIA, NCAA Division II and NCAA Division I. In addition, Beilein joins Oklahoma’s Lon Kruger as the only active coach to take five different colleges/universities to an NCAA Tournament.

The terms of Beilein’s extension call for him to earn a base salary of $400,000 with additional compensation of $1,470,000 per year for TV, radio, internet, shoe/apparel sponsorships, consulting, promotion and other services. In separate deferred payments, Beilein will receive an additional $1.5 million annually through the University’s Supplemental Defined Contributions Retirement Plan.

The contract also provides opportunities for supplemental pay based on a range of performance measures from winning the Big Ten regular-season title and tournament championships as well as selection to and victories in the NCAA Tournament.

This will be Beilein’s third extension during his tenure in Ann Arbor. He was awarded an extension to the 2015-16 season on Jan. 11, 2010, and a second to the 2018-19 season on July 17, 2013.

  • Cory

    Great to hear! This should give some peace of mind to recruits over the next couple of years.

  • great news. just like red, he gets to stay as long as he likes.

    i’m surprised (and frankly a little disappointed) that they don’t mention his time as chair of the ncaa ethics and sportsmanship committee. it’s yet another reason he’s a great fit for the university of michigan. he wins, and he does it with the squeaky-cleanest program you will EVER see.

  • bobohle

    A no brainer by Mr. Hackett. John Beilein WANTS to be at Michigan. Unlike recruits Jaylen Brown and Tyus Battle to name a few who will eventually regret not playing for the best offensive mind in basketball.

  • Wayman Britt

    Boy I wish Mr. Beilein was only 50 years old, so he could stay at UM longer.