Cal coach Cuonzo Martin rewarded with contract extension

BY foxsports • October 25, 2016

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) Third-year California men's basketball coach Cuonzo Martin has received a contract extension taking him through the 2020-21 season.

Martin's new deal was announced Tuesday, five days after women's coach Lindsay Gottlieb received a three-year extension from athletic director Mike Williams that also takes her through '21.

Cal is 41-26 under Martin, who guided the Golden Bears back to the NCAA Tournament last season for the first time since 2013 before their first-round loss to Hawaii. Cal went 23-11 and had its highest tournament seed in school history at No. 4.

In June, Martin signed his original contract. He had been working off a binding term sheet that was in place since he was hired in April 2014. Martin's average annual compensation is $1.64 million plus various bonuses.

Late last season, an administrative review into the athletic department's response to sexual harassment allegations against former basketball assistant Yann Hufnagel showed all department employees - including Martin - responded properly. Hufnagel left the program in March.

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