Wisconsin Extends Head Coach Kelly Sheffield – Again

  0 Braden Keith | January 19th, 2018 | Big Ten, College - Women's Indoor, College Coaching Changes, News

It’s been one-day-less-than-a-year since Wisconsin extended head coach Kelly Sheffield’s contract through 2022, and on Friday, they announced that the contract has been extended again – this time, through January 31, 2023. That means that Sheffield continues to have 5 years remaining on his contract.

In effect, each season, Wisconsin makes recommendations to the UW Atheltic Board on whether to renew a coach’s contract (which keeps it at the same length – in Sheffield’s case 5 years) or to maintain the contract (for example, if Sheffield’s contract had maintained, it would have had 4 years remaining and expired in 2022).

Sheffield was one of 4 head coaches to have their contract renewals approved by the board on Friday: head football coach Paul Chryst had his 5-year deal extended through January 31, 2023, women’s soccer coach Paula Wilkins had her contract renewed through January 31, 2021, and men’s soccer coach John Trask had his 3-year contract renewed through January 31, 2021.

In 2016 (the most recent year available in the public state database), Sheffield made $298,679.28 in his total compensation package ($276k was his base salary). Trask made $275,012.87 in 2016, Wilkins made $160,500.93, and Chryst, the school’s highest-paid coach, made $2,570,00.29.

The Wisconsin volleyball team finished 22-10 in 2017 and 11-9 in the Big Ten – good for 7th place. They qualified for the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament, where they lost to the defending national champions Stanford 3-1. The team continued to improve throughout the year, winning 10 of their last 12 games behind VolleyMob’s National Freshman of the Year Dana Rettke.


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Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of VolleyMob.com. Braden's first foray into sports journalism came in 2010, when he launched a swimming website called The Swimmers' Circle. Two years later, he joined SwimSwam.com as a co-founder. Long huge fans of volleyball, when Braden and the SwimSwam partners sought an opportunity to …

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