Spartans (33-4) reached NCAA title game
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State women's basketball coach Joanne P. McCallie agreed to a contract extension on Wednesday.
McCallie was named the Associated Press Coach of the Year after leading the Spartans to a 33-4 record and an appearance in the National Championship game. Her Spartans rallied from a 16-point second-half deficit to stun Tennessee at the NCAA Final Four.
The contract remains a five-year roll over deal, but is now valued at $400,000 annually with incentives that could make it worth as much as $500,000. Her base salary increases from $183,805 for the 2004-05 season to $225,000 next season. The contract goes into effect July 1, 2005.
Michigan State, which finished the season ranked No. 2 in the nation, set school records for victories (33), Big Ten victories (14), longest winning streak (17) and most nationally-ranked teams beaten (13), including four wins against teams ranked Nos. 1, 2 or 3 in the nation.
The Spartans also won their first Big Ten Tournament title and shared the league's regular-season title for the second time in school history, earning McCallie Big Ten Coach of the Year accolades.