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Oregon State Extends Wayne Tinkle Through 2022

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Wayne Tinkle has received a 2 year contract extension.
Wayne Tinkle has received a 2 year contract extension.

Oregon State has extended men's basketball coach Wayne Tinkle's contract for 2 years. Tinkle, who originally signed a contract running through the 2019-2020 season when he arrived in 2014 from Montana, took a team that was picked to finish last in the Pac-12 to the most home wins, 15, in program history, and a 17-14 record.

In year 2, with a stellar recruiting class signed, this past season saw a 19 win campaign, and a 3 way tie for 6th in the Pac-12, which was good enough for the Beavers' first trip to the NCAA Tournament in 26 years.

"We're excited to have the opportunity to continue to build the Oregon State men's basketball program," Tinkle said. "I want to thank President Ed Ray and (Athletic Director) Todd Stansbury for their trust and confidence in our staff and program. We all love Corvallis and are thrilled to be a part of the OSU family and truly respect the responsibility that brings."

Tinkle, 50, verbally agreed to an extension in March, after Oregon State's tournament appearance, and today's announcement solidifies the matter.

"What our men's basketball program has been able to accomplish in such a short period of time under the leadership of Coach Tinkle has not only been recognized regionally, but also nationally," Stansbury added. "I'm thrilled to announce to Beaver Nation that Coach Tinkle will represent Oregon State University on and off the court for the foreseeable future and look forward to continued success."

Financial details of the extension were not announced. He made a base salary of $900,012 for this past season, plus a $100,000 bonus for reaching the NCAA Tournament. Under his original deal, Tinkle was slated to make at least $1,000,008 during the 2016-17 season.

Andy_Wooldridge@yahoo.com