Earlier today, Central Michigan Chippewas basketball head coach Keno Davis signed a new five-year deal contract to keep him in Mt. Pleasant. CMU Athletic Director Dave Heeke said in a statement that Davis has built their program "the right way" over the past three seasons, and that he brings the "Championship Culture" that they want at CMU.
"This new contract is competitive while at the same time responsible and includes elements that provide stability for both Coach Davis and the athletic department. The agreement also reinforces the commitment Keno has shown to CMU and this community since his arrival." -CMU AD Dave Heeke
Davis' new contract will run through the 2019-20 season, earning a base salary of $300,000, plus an additional $100,000 for radio, television and personal appearances.
CMU was the number one seed headed into the MAC Tournament with a 12-6 in-conference record, winning the MAC regular season title. The Chippewas fell short to the Buffalo Bulls in the MAC Tournament Championship game, then to Louisiana Tech to finish the season 23-9. Having earned MAC Coach of the Year and NABC District Coach of the Year honors, he is also a recipient of the 2015 Skip Prosser Man of the Year Award, which was awarded to him during the Final Four in Indianapolis.