Kansas State signed men’s basketball coach Jerome Tang to a new seven-year contract that will keep him with the men’s basketball program through the 2029-30 season. Coach Tang K-State basketball program went to the Elite Eighth this past season before losing to Florida Atlantic.
Athletic Director Gene Taylor said in a news release. “What Coach Tang and his staff did in their first year here was phenomenal,.” “The run to the Elite Eight was remarkable, but what separates Coach Tang is his pure love of his players and the relationships that he builds with everyone that he encounters. His ability to connect with players, staff, recruits, students and fans is special, and he is the perfect fit for Kansas State. The culture that he and his staff have built is extraordinary.”
Tang originally signed a six-year contract with Kansas State. The new deal will pay Coach Tang $3 million for the upcoming 2023-24 season and increase his salary $100,000 every year until it reaches $3.6 million for 2029-30. The contract also has four retention bonuses following each of the next four seasons.
Coach Tang said “My family and I could not be more excited about the future with this commitment from President (Richard) Linton and (athletics director) Gene (Taylor), as the staff and I continue to elevate this program to even greater heights.” “I say it all the time and I truly mean it, we’re fortunate every day to be at such a special place.”
“I said before I didn’t come here to rebuild but to elevate and the work has already begun. Last year’s success was just the start. The staff and I are excited about what’s ahead for this team as we start practice.”
In Jerome Tang first season, the wildcats went 26-10 and were ranked as high as fifth in the nation. Tang won the Naismith Men’s College Coach of the Year in 2023.