Prohm, Murray St. agree on contract extension, pay raise

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Steve Prohm’s first season as Murray State’s coach resulted in a school-record 31 wins, a sweep of the Ohio Valley titles and an NCAA tournament win.

The school wasn’t about to let him go anywhere.

Prohm and the school agreed to a 1-year extension on a pay raise on Monday, pushing his total compensation to $300,000, not including incentives. His contract now runs through May 2016.

Prohm had been rumored to be a candidate at Mississippi State, but this now rules that out.

“Coach Prohm loves Murray State, his players and this community and we love the fact he will remain our head coach,” athletic director Allen Ward said in a release. “He, and the team, made a tremendous impact on everyone this past season and I look forward to what’s in store the next few years under his exceptional leadership.”

“He’s got something really special going here and this contract is representative of the fact that the university and athletic administration believe in and support his vision for Racer Basketball.”

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