The University at Buffalo and women’s basketball head coach Felisha Legette-Jack have agreed to a five year contract extension. The terms of the contract feature an annual base salary of $270,000 with $75,000 of additional compensation.
This past season, Legette-Jack led the Bulls to their second MAC title in the last four years. The Bulls also advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament for the second straight year, becoming the first MAC women’s team to win back-to-back NCAA Tournament games since Toledo in 1991-92.
Since Legette-Jack joined the Bulls, she’s helped produce six straight wining seasons along with four straight 20+ win seasons. UB Athletic Director Mark Alnutt explained his excitement to extend Legette-Jack’s deal.
“I want to thank President Satish Tripathi and Director of Athletics Mark Alnutt for this opportunity to continue to grow our women’s basketball program,” said Legette-Jack in a statement. “We have done a tremendous job collectively to bring the program to the level that it is at now. We certainly want more! We absolutely want to build our program to new found heights. I am sincerely grateful to President Tripathi and Mr. Alnutt for entrusting me with this opportunity.”
Alnutt also commented on the success Legette-Jack has helped bring the Bulls.
“I’m very fortunate to work with Coach here at UB,” said Alnutt. “Throughout her tenure at Buffalo, her passion for excellence with our women’s basketball program both on and off the court has been second to none. Felisha has been a tremendous ambassador for UB both in the Western New York Region and nationally. I am very excited to continue working with her as we keep building our women’s basketball program to historic levels.”
Legette-Jack has tallied a 143-86 record in her seven seasons with the Bulls, the second most wins by a coach in program history.