Chances are Tad Boyle won't be going anywhere any time soon.

University of Colorado athletic director Rick George confirmed that per terms of Boyle's contract, the leader of the CU men's basketball team will receive his automatic one-year contract extension this spring. If past scenarios hold form, the extension will be finalized at the Board of Regents meeting in Denver on Feb. 8-9.

The terms for Boyle's contract calls for either side — Boyle and his representatives, or the university — to give notice by Dec. 31 that they plan to opt out of the automatic one-year extension. George confirmed that neither side gave such notice.

The one-year addition extends Boyle's deal through the 2022-23 season. The terms of the contract do not change, meaning Boyle's annual salary remains at about $1.5 million (base salary plus benefits).

While the Buffs have missed the NCAA Tournament in two of the past three seasons on the heels of three tourney berths in a row, Boyle has welcomed the best recruiting class of his eight-year tenure to CU, and the youthful Buffs provided tangible hopes for the future with upset victories last week against Arizona State and Arizona, both of which were ranked among the nation's top 15 before traveling to Boulder.


Entering Wednesday night's game at USC, Boyle sported a record of 159-101 through seven and a half seasons at CU, with a 215-167 overall record in 11-plus seasons as a Division I coach. Only Ricardo Patton (184) and Sox Walseth (261) have earned more wins as the CU men's basketball coach.

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