Head Coach Wes Miller and the Cincinnati Bearcats have agreed to a two-year contract extension through the 2028-29 season. The program is set to join the Big 12 in the summer of 2023 and next season will be the team’s first season in the bigger conference. Miller was hired to Cincinnati after leading the UNC Greensboro Spartans program to new heights. The deal also increases his annual salary to $2.95 million. This deal is an attempt to hold on to the young Head Coach in case other programs try to hire him away from the program in the future.
Extension runs through 2028-29 season, adding two years to original deal, and raises Miller’s average annual salary from $1.31 mil to $2.95 mil.
— Justin Williams (@Williams_Justin) December 14, 2022
Wes Miller is in his second season with the Cincinnati Bearcats and in that time he has led the team to an overall record of 24-19 and an AAC record of 7-11. The team has not begun AAC play this season and is 6-4 overall. At UNC Greensboro he led the team to an overall record of 185-135 and a Southern Conference record of 109-66. He also got the Spartans to the NCAA Tournament two times in that span.
— Cincinnati Men’s Hoops (@GoBearcatsMBB) December 14, 2022
With the program moving from the AAC to the Big 12 in the summer, stability is important for both football and basketball. Cincinnati secured their new football coach earlier this month and has now extended Wes Miller for two more seasons. Now the goal is to finish strong in the program’s last AAC season.