Lloyd locked in and loaded at UA

Tommy Lloyd has 81 wins so far in his 1st three seasons at Arizona (Photo courtesy: Arizona Athletics/Mike Christy)

UA and Tommy Lloyd agree to a five-year contract extension

TUCSON — UA and men’s basketball head coach Tommy Lloyd have agreed on a five-year contract extension that will keep Lloyd in Tucson until at least 2029. The extension is pending approval by the Arizona Board of Regents.

Despite the financial issues facing both the university and the athletics department, UArizona indicates donor funds have been secured to fully cover the increase in Lloyd’s salary.

The five-year agreement includes total compensation of $5,250,000 in year one escalating to $6,000,000 in year five.

Lloyd has led the Wildcats to an 81-16 overall record since arriving in Tucson three years ago, including going 43-11 in Pac-12 Conference play. He set the NCAA record for most wins by a head coach through his first two seasons with 61, while guiding Arizona to the 2022 Pac-12 regular season championship and back-to-back Pac-12 Tournament titles in 2022 and 2023.

Arizona has been ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll for 52 straight weeks under Lloyd. The Wildcats reached the No. 1 overall ranking in the AP poll earlier this season for the first time in a decade.

You can read more about Tommy Lloyd’s extension over at ArizonaWildcats.com.

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