BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – Jerod Haase isn’t going anywhere anytime soon if UAB has anything to say about it. The school announced Haase has agreed to a six-year agreement worth $1 million per year.

“Long-term stability for me and my staff is crucial and represents an important step in moving the program forward,” Haase said in a news release. “Our recruits and their families can rest assured that I will be at UAB for the long-term future. Today’s commitment by the administration is a strong statement that UAB wants to be great in basketball. Planned future upgrades in travel, facilities and budgets will be an integral part of sustaining UAB basketball at an elite level.”

Haase led the Blazers to the Conference USA Championship and the Round of 32 in the NCAA Tournament this season. He earned $625,000 this past season, including incentives.

“My family and I are thrilled to continue to call UAB and Birmingham home,” Haase said. “I would like to thank Dr. Watts and the UAB administration for their confidence in my ability to lead the UAB Men’s Basketball program. It has been a most enjoyable three years for me personally and professionally, and we look forward to the future with great optimism.”

“Coach Haase is a rising star in college basketball, and we want him and his staff to take UAB to unprecedented levels of success,” UAB President Ray Watts said.

Haase will be eligible for incentives based on the team’s performance on and off the court.

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