Wisconsin declines to extend Eaves’ contract, inks women’s coach Johnson through ’19-20 season

Mike Eaves addresses his Wisconsin squad during a 2013 NCAA tournament game (photo: Melissa Wade).

After the worst season in program history, Wisconsin’s athletic board decided against extending head coach Mike Eaves’ contract last Friday.

However, the UW board did vote to maintain Eaves’ five-year contract that runs through June 30, 2019. This is all a normal part of the process at the end of each season for the board to review and evaluate and either extend or keep existing coaches’ contracts.

The school also voted to extend women’s coach Mark Johnson’s five-year contract through June 30, 2020.


  1. This just makes their decision to not fire him when they fired the 2 assistant coaches that much more baffling. Could this have been handled any worse? Are they just going to fire Eaves when the team is below .500 again this season? Then they should have just done it a few weeks ago and started fresh.


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