San Diego State’s Dutcher extended through 2025-26

San Diego State coach Brian Dutcher signed a revised contract through the 2025-26 season, the university announced on Friday.The deal is worth $7.855 million over the next six seasons, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. Dutcher can earn more income through bonuses that include NCAA appearances and Coach of the Year awards.Dutcher had three seasons remaining on the original six-year contract he received when promoted to head coach prior to the 2017-18 season.Dutcher, who turns 61 next month, guided the Aztecs to a 30-2 record last season before the coronavirus pandemic halted the season in March. San Diego State was pegged to be either a 1 or 2 seed in the NCAA tournament.Dutcher was named National Coach of the Year by USA Today after the campaign, which included a school-record 26-game winning streak.The success came in Dutcher’s third season at the helm after he served as Steve Fisher’s lead assistant for the previous 18 seasons.”Having spent more than 20 years at San Diego State University, I understand what a special place this is,” Dutcher said in a news release. “I am humbled and honored to continue to represent SDSU and Aztec Basketball as its head coach.”The Aztecs were unranked prior to last season and finished with a No. 6 ranking. San Diego State’s highest in-season ranking was No. 4.

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