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Mike Boynton Signs New Six-Year Deal to Stay at Oklahoma State

Oklahoma State got themselves a deal.

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Almost this exact time last year, Brad Underwood stunned Oklahoma State fans — and brass within the athletic department — by leaving for the NCAA Tournament and returning to Stillwater in the aftermath only to collect his things for his new gig at Illinois.

The same concern has lingered since the 2017-18 season has ended in regards to Mike Boynton, OSU’s first year coach who has proven himself a hot-shot up-and-comer on a cheap deal. It seems the OSU brass this time, however, is taking steps to prevent last year’s fate from repeating itself.

Matt Norlander of CBS Sports reported Wednesday that OSU is inking Boynton to a new six-year deal prior to the school announcing the details of the extension.

Oklahoma State confirmed the report in a press release announcing the two-year extension includes a pay bump up to $1.6 million per year with $125,000 pay increases for each subsequent year of his deal.

The term of the contract may seem long (it’s merely a two-year extension on his original deal), and if you think the salary is high, well, then here’s a look at Big 12 salaries in 2017-18.

With Beard getting a nice little pay bump and salary increase recently, Boynton is still likely to be the lowest paid coach in the league.

Team Coach 2017-18 Salary
Kansas Bill Self $5M
West Virginia Bob Huggins $3.8M
Texas Shaka Smart $3.1M
Oklahoma Lon Kruger $3.1M
Baylor Scott Drew $2.9M
Kansas State Bruce Weber $2.3M
Iowa State Steve Prohm $2M
Texas Tech Chris Beard $1.5M
Oklahoma State Mike Boynton $1M
TCU Jamie Dixon ?

“I want to first thank coach Holder, President Burns Hargis¬†and the OSU Board of Regents,” Boynton said. “One year ago they provided me with the opportunity of a lifetime. They believed in me, and their leap of faith is greatly appreciated. Today’s announcement signifies another level of commitment – a commitment to our staff, our program and our unified vision of what Cowboy basketball can become.”

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