UNC women’s basketball gives Courtney Banghart extension

North Carolina women’s basketball head coach Courtney Banghart will be in Chapel Hill a little longer as she continues to build the Tar Heels’ program back up.

After three-straight trips to the NCAA Tournament and a Sweet 16 appearance in 2022, Banghart has earned a new contract extension via the school. The program announced a contract extension for the head coach, that will now last through the 2027-28 season. Per Inside Carolina, Banghart’s contract now shows a base salary of $350,000 for the 2023-24 season, and a $400,000 rate for the following four seasons.

The contract will also feature bonuses for NCAA Tournament appearances ($30,000), and for regular season and conference tournament championships ($50,000).

UNC athletic director Bubba Cunningham released this statement on the new extension:

“When we conducted our coaching search four years ago, we were convinced that Coach Banghart was the right leader for our program — and I feel even more strongly about that now. She is passionate about teaching student-athletes how to win on and off the court, has embraced the Carolina community, and has worked tirelessly to propel our women’s basketball program to back to the nation’s top echelon. We are pleased that she’ll be our coach for years to come.”

In Banghart’s five-year coaching career at UNC she has won a total of 76 games, including 39 in the ACC and has reached the NCAA Tournament three times.

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