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Lamar basketball coaches receive contract extensions

October 4, 2017 GMT

Lamar University basketball coaches Tic Price and Robin Harmony signed contract extensions in April that will keep them through the 2020 season.

Both coaches were entering the final year of their contracts and signed three-year extensions, according to copies of the contracts obtained through a public information request.

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Price will make $157,500 annually plus incentives, up from $120,000 when he was hired in 2014. See the contract here.

Price’s Cardinals had an eight-win improvement from 2015 to 2016.

The Cardinals last season won their first conference tournament game since the 2011-12 season.

″(The contract extension) is a compliment from the administration,” Price said. “They know progress is being made in our program.”

In addition to Price’s base salary, he can earn $9,000 for a regular season or postseason conference championship among other incentives.

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Price, 61, has a 45-49 record in three seasons at head coach.

“We’ve got confidence in where Coach Price is taking the program,” Lamar athletics director Jason Henderson said. “He’s done a very good job in improving the program the last couple of years.”

Harmony, 55, will make $133,000 annually plus incentives. See the contract here.

The Lady Cardinals are coming off their best season in Harmony’s five-year tenure.

The team went 22-8 and finished in second place in the Southland Conference.

Harmony, hired in April 2013, earned $97,400 annually on her initial contract.

“I’m glad I got an extension,” Harmony said. “We’ve had success and it’s a nice reward for our coaching staff.”

Harmony’s incentives include $8,000 for a regular season or postseason conference championship and $6,000 for being named Southland Conference Coach of the Year.

“Robin and the program have been very successful since she took over,” Henderson said. “We want her to retire at Lamar and this was a good step to making that happen.”

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