Report: Washington to extend Romar’s contract
Seattle, WA (Sports Network) – The University of Washington and Lorenzo Romar
have agreed to a deal that will extend the coach’s current contract and
increase his salary, a Seattle newspaper reported Thursday.
Romar is in the second year of an eight-year contract that pays him an
estimated $1 million per year.
The Seattle Times reported that the contract should be signed and announced in
the next few weeks.
Romar led Washington to a 26-7 record last year, reaching the Sweet 16 for the
second year in a row. This came on the heels of a 29-6 2005 campaign, the most
wins by a Huskies team since 1938. In addition to winning the Pac-10
tournament title that year, Romar was named the 2005 Pac-10 Coach of the Year.
The Huskies won a total of 29 games in Romar’s first two seasons.
Romar, a point guard for the Huskies from 1978-80, guided his alma mater to
the Pac-10 Tournament title this season and has a record of 58-35 in three
years with the school.
Romar was chosen as Washington’s head coach on April 3, 2002 after spending
three seasons at Saint Louis. He also coached for three years at Pepperdine
and has a career coaching mark of 151-123 in nine seasons.