TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama basketball wants to keep Avery Johnson around as long as possible.
The Compensation Committee of the Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama approved a two-year contract extension through June 2023 for Johnson Monday morning. Johnson was one of eight coaches to receive a new contract.
Johnson is now scheduled to make $2.9 million annually with a base salary of $265,000 and a $2.635 million talent fee.
Johnson’s new deal, which gives him a $100,000 raise, comes just two years into his tenure with the Crimson Tide.
In Johnson’s first season in Tuscaloosa, Alabama finished with an 18-15 mark which included a first-round loss in the NIT. Last season, Alabama earned a 19-15 recording, including 10-8 in SEC play.
Johnson and his staff landed a top-10 recruiting class headlined by 5-star guard Collin Sexton. The newcomers as well as Alabama’s returning players have created a lot of buzz surrounding Alabama basketball for the first time since the Wimp Sanderson era.
Details on Johnson’s buyout:
Money Alabama would owe if Johnson is fired without cause.
Money Johnson would owe if he left Alabama in these time frames.
Brad Bohannon — new head baseball coach
- 5 years (June 30, 2022)
- $425,000 per year
John Pelphrey — men’s basketball associate head
- Received a $75,000 raise in base salary and a 2-year extension (June 30, 2019)
- $425,000 per year (increase from $350,000)
Dana Duckworth — head gymnastics coach
- Received a $35,000 raise in base salary and a 2-year extension (June 30, 2021)
- $205,000 per year ($195,000 base + $10,000 talent fee)
Mic Potter — head women’s golf coach
- Received a $10,000 raise in base salary and a 1-year extension (June 30, 2022)
- $215,000 per year ($210,000 base + $5,000 talent fee)
Dennis Pursley — head coach of men’s and women’s swimming and diving
- Received a $20,000 raise in base salary and a 2-year extension (June 30, 2020)
- $180,000 per year (increase from $160,000)
Jay Seawell — head men’s golf coach
- Received a $10,000 raise in base salary 1-year extension (June 30, 2022)
- $240,000 per year ($217,000 base + $23,000 talent fee)
Dan Waters — head coach for men’s and women’s track and field
- Received a $25,000 raise in base salary and a 2-year extension (June 30, 2021)
- $210,000 per year (increase from $185,000)