Coming off a season in which he led the Xavier Musketeers to their third Elite Eight in school history and an annoying offseason chock full of rumors, Chris Mack has signed a contract extension with the school, per a release.
The extension is through the 2022-23 season, which is one year more than Mack’s last extension, signed after the 2015-16 season.
Mack, who is on pace to become Xavier’s all-time winningest coach this season, noted, "I am excited about the future of our program and proud to be the head coach of my alma mater. Xavier is a special place. It is especially gratifying to receive the support from the entire Xavier Community and my hometown of Cincinnati. We have lofty goals for our basketball program and that ongoing support will be a big key to reaching our goals."
Athletic Director Greg Christopher added, "There is plenty to celebrate, especially coming off of an Elite Eight season, and the future looks even brighter. Chris is clearly the right leader for Xavier and I know that he and his staff are not satisfied. Chris has proven himself as one of the elite coaches in college basketball."
Since Xavier is a private university, the financials of the contract were not disclosed. Prior to the 2017 NCAA Tournament, Mack’s salary was reported at $1.4 million in USA Today. It’s safe to assume that number has risen.