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Bobby Petrino's new base salary is $325,000.
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Bobby Petrino's new base salary is $325,000.

MSU extends contracts for top coaches

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The Missouri State University Board of Governors on Friday gave the green light to contract extensions for some of its top coaches.

The decision impacts head women's basketball coach Amaka Agugua-Hamilton, head men's basketball coach Dana Ford, head baseball coach Keith Guttin and head football coach Bobby Petrino, according to a news release.

Agugua-Hamilton, who was hired in 2019 with a $240,000 base salary, was approved for a two-year contract extension through April 16, 2026. The MSU board also increased her base salary to $300,000 for the first year of the new contract, with incremental increases scheduled for each additional year.

Ford, the head Bears basketball coach since 2018, was granted a two-year contract extension through March 31, 2025, according to the release. The board's June 18 agenda shows an increase in his base salary to $438,368 from $425,600.

For Petrino, a contract extension through Jan. 14, 2026, came with a new base salary of $325,000. That's up from $275,600 for the head football coach hired last year.

Guttin, who has led the baseball Bears for 38 seasons, is on board for at least one more year through June 30, 2023, according to the release. Board documents show a base salary increase to $132,453 from $128,595.

Pay increases will be funded through private donations, according to the release.

The board on Friday also voted to promote associate head men's soccer coach Michael Seabolt to the top role, effective Jan. 1, 2022. He succeeds the retiring Jon Leamy, just ahead of the next season start.

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