LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has rewarded David Beaty with a two-year contract extension and a significant raise after he took the Jayhawks from a winless record in his first season to a pair of wins in Year 2.
The extension keeps Beaty with the Jayhawks through the 2021 season, while increasing his salary to $1.6 million in the first year with an additional $100,000 each succeeding year.
Beaty had been among the worst-paid coaches in power-five conferences, making $800,000 last season.
Kansas was a smoldering program when Beaty took over from the fired Charlie Weis, but his team showed promise last season despite failing to win a game. Victories over Rhode Island in the Jayhawks’ opener and an upset of Texas during the conference schedule were tangible evidence of progress.