University of Akron football coach Terry Bowden won’t receive a pay raise with his two-year contract extension.
Director of Athletics Tom Wistrcill said it was important for the program to capitalize on the momentum generated by the Zips’ improvement this season, and Bowden agreed.
“I knew from a recruiting standpoint that would be a great statement towards our future, so coach and I sat down and worked out the deal and we’re both really excited about where we are headed here,” Wistrcill said.
Bowden, who’s immersed in preparations for the season finale Friday against the Toledo Rockets, said that he would prefer to concentrate on that game.
He said, however, the move will be valuable for him and his staff when it comes to recruiting.
In his second season with the Zips, Bowden’s original deal was for $2 million for five years, an average of $400,000 annually.
Treadwell is back
Senior forward Demetrius Treadwell will be back with the basketball team, Zips coach Keith Dambrot said.
“Tree” missed practice Wednesday, and it seemed that his future with the team might be in jeopardy. That is no longer the case.
When asked whether his star player would be disciplined, Dambrot said: “I don’t know.”
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