Vanderbilt athletic department is working on a contract extension and pay raise for baseball coach Tim Corbin according to Jeff Lockridge of The Tennessean. Vanderbilt finally broke through this past season with an appearance in the College World Series as they finished in a tie for third place.
Vanderbilt vice chancellor of athletics David Williams said he wants to hammer out terms with Corbin’s representatives on a contract extension that would include a pay raise. He hopes to have a new long-term deal in place soon.
Corbin, who led the Commodores to their first College World Series appearance, is five years into his current deal. Vanderbilt does not release contract terms or salaries of its coaches.
“We had our first conversation about it when (the team) got ready to go out to California (in February),” Williams said. “I’ve talked to his (agent) periodically and both of us would like to extend this contract more.
“We want Tim to be the baseball coach for a long, long, long, long time. And we hope he wants to be the baseball coach for a long, long, long, long time. We don’t need to wait until someone (other team) calls. We’ve gone through that before and I’m sure that at some point there will be people who call him. We’d like to extend that contract. The indication we’ve gotten is that he would like to extend it, too.”
Corbin is one of the top coaches in the country for the way he has turned around the Vanderbilt program from being a struggling program in the SEC into a consistent winner since he came to Nashville in 2003.
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