CU regents approve contract extensions for Boyle, Payne, Mahoney

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    Tad Boyle

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    JR Payne

  • Cliff Grassmick / Staff Photographer

    Jesse Mahoney



As expected, Colorado’s Board of Regents on Thursday approved a one-year contract extension for men’s basketball coach Tad Boyle.

Similar agreements were approved for women’s basketball coach JR Payne and volleyball coach Jesse Mahoney. All the extensions are contractually-based and are automatically invoked unless one of the coaches or the university chooses not to.

Boyle, who just completed his seventh season guiding the men’s basketball team, now is under contract through the 2021-22 season. In Boyle’s case, representatives from the university must inform him of the intent to not invoke the annual one-year extension by Dec. 31. A little more than a month ago athletic director Rick George confirmed no such refusal was invoked by the New Year’s Eve deadline.

Boyle’s extension typically is handled at the Regents’ meetings in late February but was pushed to this week’s agenda. George said at the time there simply were “more important priorities” at the February meetings. While not mentioning it directly, those priorities likely included the outside investigation of CU’s handling of the domestic abuse charges surrounding former assistant football coach Joe Tumpkin.

Head football coach Mike MacIntyre and the university agreed to the terms of a three-year contract in early January, but the Regents’ approval of that deal also was put on hold pending the outside investigation. As of late Thursday afternoon there had been no resolution on the status of MacIntyre’s extension.

The extensions granted to Boyle, Payne, and Mahoney do not alter each coach’s salary structure or the amount of their various incentives.

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