Murray State head basketball coach Steve Prohm and head football coach Chris Hatch both received one-year contract extensions on Friday, giving them both four year contracts, the maximum allowed for state employees in the state of Kentucky.
The same goes for Murray State athletics director Allen Ward. Hatcher’s running through Dec. 31, 2017 and Prohm through May 31, 2018. Allen Ward’s contract now runs through June 30, 2018.
No details on wages were given by the university.
“Murray State University is pleased to extend the contracts of Coach Prohm, Coach Hatcher and Allen Ward to ensure the stability, progress, and excellence in key programs will continue for the foreseeable future,” said Murray State President Dr. Tim Miller. “The emphasis placed on academics in athletics sets the tone for our entire university community. Athletics also plays such an important role in marketing and branding the university, and it is imperative that we retain quality leadership in these key positions.”