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REPORT: Texas elevates interim coach Rodney Terry to full-time role
Per sources, Rodney Terry and the University of Texas have finalized a deal to promote the coach to the full-time role after guiding the Longhorns to the Elite Eight.
The deal is for five years and $15.3 million.
Terry assumed the job on Dec. 12 when former head coach Chris Beard was suspended following allegations of domestic violence. Beard was fired less than a month later.
The Longhorns were 7-1 when Beard departed, while Terry led the team to an overall 29-9 mark and an appearance in the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament—their season concluded Sunday night with an 88-81 loss to Miami.
After Sunday’s game, Terry expressed optimism that he’d be given a chance at the permanent job.
“Yeah, I think there’ll be an opportunity at some point here to be able to talk and see where everything is, but they’ve been nothing but supportive,” Terry said of the Texas administration.
The players also have stated their support.
Terry, 55, served as an assistant at Texas under Rick Barnes from 2002-11, then was named head coach at Fresno State (2011-18) and later UTEP (2018-21).
Between the three schools, Terry has a combined record of 185-164 and two NCAA Tournament appearances.
–Field Level Media