TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama basketball coach Nate Oats has received a three-year contract extension and a hefty raise amid the program’s best season in years.
Athletic director Greg Byrne announced the new deal on Thursday. It will run through March 14, 2027 and pay Oats $3,225,000 annually, up from $2.45 million in his previous five-deal reached in March 2019.
The Crimson Tide is ranked eighth nationally and has a sizable lead in the Southeastern Conference entering the stretch run of the regular season. It’s the highest-ranking for Alabama since the 2006-07 season.