Miami coach Jim Larrañaga has been running men’s college basketball programs for more than 30 years, and he’ll continue for significantly longer. The Hurricanes and Larrañaga agreed to a two-year contract extension Tuesday that will keep the coach in Miami through the 2023-24 season.
The financial details of the agreement were not disclosed, according to The Palm Beach Post’s Matt Porter.
Miami announces two-year contract extension for Jim Larranaga, 68. Dollar amount not disclosed. Will coach hoops in Coral Gables through 2023-24.
— Matt Porter (@mattyports) April 10, 2018
“Coach Larrañaga is an integral part of our athletics department’s success, and he continues to demonstrate year after year that he is one of the best basketball coaches in the nation,” Miami athletic director Blake James said, according to HurricaneSports.com. “We are fortunate that he and Liz have made Miami their home and that they will remain a part of the Hurricane Family for years to come.”
Larrañaga has taken the Hurricanes to four NCAA Tournaments and six 20-win seasons during his seven seasons in Miami. Prior to his arrival, Miami had won 20 games in just six of the previous 13 seasons.
In 2017-18, Larrañaga led the Hurricanes to a 22-10 mark, including an 11-7 conference record, which was tied for third in the ACC. Miami reached as high as No. 6 in the AP Top 25, finishing 22nd in the final AP poll after losing to Loyola-Chicago in the waning seconds of a first-round NCAA Tournament matchup.
Miami also lost in the NCAA Tournament first round in 2016-17, but the Hurricanes have gone to the Sweet 16 twice under Larrañaga. He also helped Miami win its first ever ACC Tournament championship in 2013.
Larrañaga owns a 161-79 record at Miami. Prior to arriving in south Florida, he coached George Mason and Bowling Green State. In 32 seasons as a Division I coach, he has earned a 604-387 mark.