Kentucky Wildcats baseball coach Nick Mingione has reportedly signed a three-year extension that will keep him as the head baseball coach through the 2025 season, according to Derek Terry of Cats Pause.
Mingione’s current contract had him as the coach through the 2022 season with a base salary of $400,000 and endorsement guarantees of $175,000. According to the report, the details of Mingione’s new contract will be released by the university soon.
2017 was the breakout season for Kentucky baseball, as Mingione led them to a NCAA regional victory for the first time in school history. However, things have slowly declining since that magical run.
In 2018, the team missed the NCAA Tournament after posting a 34-22 record and going 13-17 in conference play. The 2019 season was another tough year as they finished 26-29 overall and went 7-23 in conference play.
The 2020 season was off to a so-so start as they were 11-6 on the year before the season was canceled due to COVID-19.
Now in 2021, the Cats are 1-0 after a 5-1 victory over Miami (OH) in their season opener on February 23rd and hope to get things back on track.
Kentucky is set to take on Milwaukee this weekend for a three-game series.