Cincinnati inks coach Mick Cronin to fresh 7-year deal

Fitzgerald Cecilio – 4E Sports Reporter

Cincinnati, OH, United States (4E Sports) – Cincinnati has signed coach Mick Cronin to a new seven-year contract worth $2.2 million annually.

The 42-year-old Cronin confirmed the signing after the Cincinnati Board of Trustees approved the deal early Monday.

Cronin, who has coached the Bearcats since 2006, has led his team to four straight NCAA tournaments.

Cincinnati went 27-7 last season, 15-3 in the new American Conference, which tied for first place with Louisville. The Bearcats lost in the round of 64 to Harvard in a 12-seed vs. 5-seed game.

Cronin has won 231 games in his career, which includes a stop at Murray State.

Cronin’s deal came after national champion UConn signed coach Kevin Ollie to a new five-year contract worth $2.8 million per year, making him the highest-paid coach in the American Conference.

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