UA and Razorback Basketball Coach Stan Heath F
BY ANDRES FOCIL
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – University of Arkansas officials announced Monday that the UA and Razorback head basketball coach Stan Heath have finalized and signed a five-year contract extending through April 30, 2007.
“I’m pleased that we have come to an arrangement that will make Coach Heath one of the highest paid head basketball coaches in the Southeastern Conference,” Arkansas athletic director Frank Broyles said. “He has already energized the state and we are excited about the future of the Razorback basketball program under his supervision.”
The total compensation package, which includes separate agreements for radio, television and personal services, places Coach Heath in the upper echelon of head basketball coaches in the SEC.
“Obviously, the contract represents a significant commitment by the University of Arkansas to me personally, to my family and to the men’s basketball program,” Heath said. “With this now in place, all focus can be directed on continuing the winning tradition of Razorback basketball.”
Heath was hired on March 28, 2002, after guiding the Kent State Golden Flashes to a 30-6 record and a spot in the NCAA Tournament’s Elite Eight. The 2002 Mid-American Conference Coach of the Year, Heath led KSU to its first-ever regular season conference crown.
Prior to coaching at Kent State, Heath was an assistant coach for five years at Michigan State under Tom Izzo. During that span, the Spartans captured the 2000 national championship, advanced to three straight Final Fours, won four consecutive Big Ten Conference regular-season titles and two Big Ten Tournament crowns.
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