LINKCORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Frank Haith, who led Miami to 16 wins in his first season as basketball coach, signed a five-year contract Wednesday.
Terms of the new deal weren't released but when Haith was hired last year, he signed a five-year pact worth an estimated $350,000 annually.
Miami went 16-13 this season and finished sixth in the Atlantic Coast Conference -- easily exceeding preseason expectations in the school's first year in the conference. The Hurricanes, who came off consecutive losing seasons in the Big East, were widely chosen to finish last in the 11-team league.
"We are extremely pleased with the success of the men's basketball program this season and look forward to the program's continued growth," Miami athletic director Paul Dee said.
Haith spent 15 years as a college assistant before coming to Miami.
His team beat three ranked opponents this season and reached the postseason for the first time since 2002, losing at South Carolina in the first round of the NIT.
"This contract allows us the opportunity to continue building this basketball program into one that the university and the surrounding community can be proud of," said Haith, a finalist for the Naismith national coach of the year award.
Congrats to Frank Haith. He did a hell of a job this season. :clap: