Idaho men's basketball coach Don Verlin, who took the Vandals to the postseason three of his first four years of his tenure but has yet to win a conference tournament game, will get a one-year extension through the 2015-2016 season if the State Board of Education gives the go-ahead later this week.
Verlin is 81-78 in five seasons in Moscow. The Vandals are 0-5 in the WAC tournament under the former Utah State assistant but also have three CollegeInsider.com tournament appearances.
Verlin's current contract runs through 2014-15, and if the State Board approves, he'll get 4 percent raises each year as part of the new deal. He would make 156,832 this coming season, $163,105.28 in 2014-2015 and $169,629.49 in 2015-16. He also will get $60,000 annually in media payments, as well as various bonuses for setting various on-the-court, academic and attendance marks. The contract calls for a rolling extension each year the Vandals win 15 games against Division I teams and an automatic extension if UI changes conferences (beyond the scheduled move from the WAC to Big Sky on July 1, 2014).
The max compensation for Verlin ranges from $290,960 in 2013-2014 to $337,113.44 in 2015-16.
The State Board is meeting Wednesday and Thursday in Twin Falls.