One Coach’s NCAA Tournament Win Looks Like It Will Get Him A New Contract

Micah Shrewsberry coaching at the NCAA Tournament

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Every year during the NCAA Tournament, we hear about players who raised their profile for the NBA Draft with standout performances for their team.

However, they’re not the only one who can make themselves a bit of extra money.

Some coaches also lock themselves up new jobs or pay raises with success in March.

Last year, Shaheen Holloway landed the Seton Hall job after an improbable run with St Peter’s.

This year, it looks like one coach may have landed himself a contract extension before his team’s run in the tournament is even over.

According to CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein, Penn State is ready to make a significant long-term financial commitment to Micah Shrewsberry once this season ends.

Shrewsberry has become a popular name in rumors about other Power 5 job openings and it’s easy to see why.

When Shrewsberry took over at Penn State, the Nittany Lions hadn’t been to the NCAA Tournament since 2011 and had finished 2 of the previous 3 seasons with a losing record.

It didn’t take long for that to change. Shrewsberry is in just his 2nd season in charge and has won 23 games this year.

Last night, the Nittany Lions absolutely demolished Texas A&M in an upset win as a 10-seed to advance to the Round of 32 for the first time since 2001.

Penn State will need to offer Shrewsberry something big if they want to keep him from being lured away by another big-time job.

Right now, it looks like he’s definitely worth the investment, but they’ll just need to hope the program can sustain success after they make this commitment to their coach.