ATMORE, Ala. — Clint Myers keeps winning and his contract will likely continue to grow as well.
The Auburn softball coach is expected to receive a restructured deal in the near future after the Tigers finished as the national runner-up at the Women’s College World Series earlier this month, athletics director Jay Jacobs confirmed Tuesday.
Myers received a new deal in August 2015 after taking Auburn to its first Women’s College World Series and more money and job security is on the way after winning a school-record 58 games and coming two runs short of a national title.
“The great thing about it is that Clint never comes to me,” Jacobs said outside the Escambia County Auburn Club. “I have to go to Clint and go we have to talk about this. In the next couple weeks when he gets done with camp he will be rewarded for his successes.”
Myers received a raise from $180,000 to $203,500 per year and his contract was extended two years through July 2020 in the restructured deal announced in August 2015.
Myers has led Arizona State and Auburn to a combined nine appearances in the WCWS, include two in his three years at Auburn.
Auburn added 849 seats at Jane B. Moore Field and the plan is to keep them in place. A master plan is in place to implement new offices for coaches, Jacobs said.
“What coach Myers has done is unprecedented and that is one we have to stay on top of,” Jacobs said. “Everyone here tonight (at the Escambia County Auburn Club) that I’ve spoken to, or at least eight out of 10, talk about softball. It’s a great sport. It’s a fun sport for viewership particularly the way our young ladies play.”