Gophers women’s basketball coach Lindsay Whalen received a one-year contract extension Friday that will keep her under contract through the 2023-24 season.
The Board of Regents approved Whalen’s extension at Friday’s meeting.
Whalen, who is in her second year as head coach at her alma mater, started with a base salary of $400,000 and went 21-11 in her first season with the Gophers.
She is making $457,500 this season, and the Gophers are 15-10. It’s been somewhat of a turbulent second year for Whalen, who suspended leading scorer Destiny Pitts last month. Pitts, a junior, subsequently announced her intention to transfer.
Whalen should have an infusion of talent next season thanks to Syracuse transfer Kadiatou Sissoko and a strong incoming recruiting class. Whalen’s extension carries her through the senior seasons of those incoming freshmen, a standard procedure in major college coaching.