Iowa Signs Fran McCaffery To New 7-Year Deal

WEST LAFAYETTE IN - JANUARY 09: Head coach Fran McCaffery of the Iowa Hawkeyes coaches during the Big Ten Conference game against the Purdue Boilermakers at Mackey Arena on January 9 2011 in West Lafayette Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Fran McCaffery has agreed to a new contract that will keep him with the Iowa Hawkeyes for the next seven seasons.

Iowa coach Fran McCaffery has agreed to a new deal which will keep him with the Hawkeyes for the next seven seasons.

Iowa athletic director Gary Barta said Tuesday that McCaffery will be paid at least $1.66 million a year with a base salary of $1.3 million beginning next season. McCaffery could make up to $1.86 million per season if the Hawkeyes reach the NCAA tournament.

McCaffery came to Iowa from Siena, where he led the Saints to three consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances from 2007-10. Siena was twice victorious in the big dance under McCaffery, upsetting fourth-seeded Vanderbilt in 2008 and knocking off Ohio State a year later.

In his second season in Iowa City, McCaffery guided the Hawkeyes to four victories over ranked opponents and ultimately a trip to the NIT. Iowa's first round victory over Dayton in the NIT was its first postseason win since 2004.

McCaffery owns a career record of 280-215 and has taken teams to the NCAA Tournament a total of five times. Iowa hasn't been to the big dance since 2006.

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