Kermit Davis staying at Middle Tennessee with new seven-year deal

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Middle Tennessee coach Kermit Davis has agreed to a new contract that runs through the 2023-24 season.

School officials said Friday the seven-year deal will give Davis a $575,000 base salary plus $175,000 each year for television and broadcast responsibilities.

Davis has led Middle Tennessee to an NCAA tournament victory each of the past two seasons. Middle Tennessee stunned Michigan State in last year's tournament and defeated Minnesota this year before falling to Butler in the round of 32.

Davis is 307-180 in 15 seasons at Middle Tennessee, including a 154-54 mark over the past six seasons. The Blue Raiders went 31-5 this year.

In a school release announcing the new contract, Davis said, "I've never been more energized and excited about the future of Middle Tennessee basketball."