Posted 9/20/23

The University of Tennessee has extended head basketball coach Rick Barnes' contract through the 2027-28 season, which should help ensure he finishes his career with the Volunteers.

Athletic director Danny White announced the extension that adds a year onto Barnes' contract with no change in his supplemental pay of $5.75 million for each of the final two seasons.

Barnes, who turned 69 in July, is going into his ninth season at Tennessee and 37th as a head coach. He has 779 wins and 406 losses in his career and currently 15th of all time for most Division I wins.

Under Barnes, Tennessee has made five straight NCAA Tournaments, won at least 25 games four times and has been a top four seed in the NCAA Tournament four times.

The Vols have appeared in The Associated Press Top 25 under Barnes 38 times, spending four weeks ranked # 1.