The Texas Longhorns men’s basketball team has had Rodney Terry with them for almost two years, and in the meantime, he has shown his brilliant mastermind in managing the young athletes to their cherished success.
Rodney got to handle the Longhorns after their head coach, Chris Beard, got fired for his domestic violence incident and took the chance to show his caliber. Under his guidance, the Longhorns won the Big 12 championship and appeared in the Elite Eight for the first time in 15 years.
To recognize and appreciate his hard work and talent, the University of Texas promoted him with a worthy salary.
What was the deal Rodney Terry signed as the head coach?
The 55-year-old signed a contract worth $15.3 million for a five-year deal with the university authority on Monday and officially became the head coach.
Terry went 22-8 after he took over as interim head coach and led the Longhorns to the men's Elite Eight. pic.twitter.com/LapEfivKeQ
— ESPN (@espn) March 27, 2023
He joined the Longhorns for the second time as an assistant to coach Beard in April 2021, and between the two years, he became the long-anticipated head coach for the team.
Before that, in 2002, he served as an assistant under Coach Rick Barnes and helped the team qualify for the Elite Eight round of the NCAA Tournament in 2008. He also helped bring Kevin Durant into the Longhorns basketball program in 2006.
After that, he served as the head coach of the Fresno State Bulldogs team for 7 years and the UTEP Miners basketball team for 3 years. In the meantime, he won the MWC tournament with the Bulldogs in 2016.
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Upon his achievement, Terry was named this year’s sporting news coach of the year and finished the season with a 22–8 (.733) record and second place in the standings.
We at SportsZion wish Rodney Terry good luck in his future endeavors.