FAU proclaims 10-year contract extension for Dusty Might after he guided Owls to magical 2023 Closing 4 run


It is Christmas in April for Might. 

FAU coach Dusty Might formally signed a 10-year contract extension, placing pen to paper shortly greater than every week after teaching the ninth-seeded, 35-win Owls to the Closing 4 stage. The varsity introduced the information Saturday night.

The Owls got here one basket away from enjoying UConn within the nationwide championship recreation, dropping on the buzzer to San Diego State on Lamont Butler’s shot.

Might and FAU athletic director Brian White solely informed CBS Sports activities within the lead-up to the Closing 4 {that a} profitable deal was within the works and can be signed shortly after the top of the season. That day got here Saturday. 

“I find it irresistible right here. I like our gamers, I like our employees, and the one factor I have been centered on because the starting was doing one of the best job for our staff,” Might informed CBS Sports activities two days earlier than FAU performed within the Closing 4. “I used to be doing my job and I by no means had any intent of leaving.”

Phrases of the deal weren’t disclosed by FAU, however CBS Sports activities discovered that Might’s pay will skyrocket effectively north of $1 million yearly. It is a monetary dedication that not solely displays the unbelievable accomplishments from FAU this season however can even put Might within the contractual ballpark of many extra coaches within the American Athletic Convention. FAU is leaving Convention USA for the AAC this summer time. 

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“We couldn’t be extra grateful and excited to have coach Might lead this program into the longer term,” White informed CBS Sports activities on the Closing 4. “The way in which he leads this program is unbelievable from a wins-and-losses perspective, however simply as necessary is the tradition he builds, the student-athlete expertise he contributes to, the individuals he brings to FAU. We’re so happy with our males’s basketball program and are extraordinarily excited concerning the alternative to have Dusty main it into the longer term.”

There can even be a major pay hike for Might’s assistants, and in current weeks, the varsity has been the beneficiary of monetary windfalls which might be affording FAU gamers NIL alternatives, too. Past that, greater than $10 million has been raised for FAU’s basketball amenities. White informed CBS Sports activities that some refurbishing will start this spring, with rather more on the best way later this offseason.

At this stage, the expectation is that each FAU participant who was within the rotation from this previous season — who has not exhausted their eligibility — will return to Boca Raton and play underneath Might in 2023-24. That projected rotation is why FAU is ranked all the best way up at No. 5 in our By no means Too Early High 25 And 1

CBS Sports activities was the one outlet to identify Might the Nationwide Coach of the 12 months. FAU’s 35 wins have been probably the most of any program in males’s Division I. The Owls had zero match wins within the NIT and NCAAs previous to this season. At 101 victories, Might is the winningest coach in program historical past after simply 5 seasons.



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