UA coaches granted contract extensions

Kevin Connell

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Five University of Alabama head coaches will be staying in Tuscaloosa a little longer, thanks in part to the UA Board of Trustees.

The board voted unanimously over a conference call Tuesday morning to approve the contract extensions proposed for Todd Bramble (women’s soccer), Larry Davis (rowing), Jenny Mainz (women’s tennis), Mic Potter (women’s golf) and Jay Seawell (men’s golf). Four of the coaches – Davis, Mainz, Potter and Seawell – will also receive an annual salary increase.

UA System Chancellor Robert Witt, UA President Judy Bonner and UA Athletic Director Bill Battle were all present on the call. All three said they were satisfied with the decisions made.

Seawell, who led the men’s golf team to the program’s first NCAA Championship in May, will now have a contract that ends June 30, 2017, after having another year added to it. He will also collect a $20,000 raise, boosting his annual salary to $170,000 per year.

Potter received an additional year to his contract that now expires June 30, 2017, and a $20,000 raise from $145,000 to $165,000 per year. In 2012, he helped lead the women’s golf program to its first national championship.

Davis received a two-year contract extension until June 30, 2015 and a raise from $67,200 to $75,000.

Mainz, the longest-serving coach at Alabama of the group at 17 years, had an additional two years added on to her contract that will run until June 30, 2016 and will now earn $120,000 annually, a $10,000 raise.

The lone coach on the agenda not to receive a raise is Bramble, who will maintain a base salary of $120,000. His contract will be extended for an additional 19 months until Jan. 31, 2015.