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The base salary of University of Hawaii men’s basketball coach Eran Ganot will rise to $330,000 by the final year (2019-‘20) of his contract thanks to an extension of the agreement.
The annual base goes from the previous $225,000 to $270,000, $285,000 and $300,000 before reaching its $330,000 peak, according to terms released today by Ganot and the school.
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser had requested a copy of the agreement when it was signed last month.
Even with the increases, however, Ganot will make slightly less in his final year than Gib Arnold, who has been UH’s highest paid basketball coach. Arnold was receiving $344,000 when UH fired him in October of 2014.
The salary range for the position under UH policy is $185,000-$400,000.
Athletic director David Matlin said in a statement the extension is because, “Eran has created a ‘winning with integrity’ atmosphere.”
Ganot originally signed a three-year agreement in 2015 when he was hired to replace interim head coach Benjy Taylor.
But after guiding the ‘Bows to a school-record 28 victories and UH’s first NCAA Tournament victory in his rookie season Ganot and UH agreed to a two-year extension.
Ganot earned $75,000 in bonus pay for the season.