UArizona Extends Barnes Contract

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Statement Provided by the University of Arizona Athletics Department

The University of Arizona and head women’s basketball coach Adia Barnes have agreed to new financial terms to her previously announced contract extension through the 2025-26 season, pending approval from the Arizona Board of Regents. The new terms of the five-year contract include $5.85 million in base salary compensation over the course of the agreement.

“As this past season made clear, Arizona Women’s Basketball has joined the nation’s elite under Coach Barnes’ leadership and will remain there for a long time to come,” said Vice President and Director of Athletics Dave Heeke. “This new contract demonstrates our continued commitment to our women’s basketball program and to Adia, who has revitalized our program and brought the excitement and energy to a whole new level. We are thrilled that she will be with us for years to come, and we do not doubt that the young women in her program will continue to represent our university, athletics department, and community proudly.”

Barnes and the Wildcats reached the national championship game of the 2021 NCAA Tournament, falling to Stanford by just one point.