Greg Byrne announced via twitter that the University of Alabama and Nate Oats agreed on a contract extension through the 2027 season. This is obviously big news for Bama seeing as Nate Oats, in his second season at the Capstone, has guided the Crimson Tide to a 17-5 record, including a 12-1 record in SEC play. Oats currently has the Tide ranked 8th in the country and has proved to be a rock for the team while multiple players have gone down with injuries.
Direct Quote below from Athletic Director, Greg Byrne:
“We are thrilled to be able to announce a contract extension with our head men’s basketball coach Nate Oats ” said Byrne. “We had great expectations when we hired Coach Oats. He has exceeded those expectations, and we want to ensure he is compensated among the top half of the SEC. We have put buyout measures in place that show the long-term commitment between both parties. Coach Oats and his staff have built a comprehensive program that has maximized our student-athlete’s experience, significantly increased interest in Alabama Basketball with future recruits and put forward a product that has excited our fan base. Nate, Crystal and the Oats family have embraced our community and state and, in turn, our fans have embraced them. A special thanks goes to President Bell, Chancellor St. John and our Board of Trustees for their support in helping to get this extension done.”
“We are very proud of what our men’s basketball program has accomplished in just a short period of time under Coach Oats’ leadership,” said University of Alabama President Stuart R. Bell. “His emphasis on effort, continuous growth and selflessness has helped our student-athletes excel on the court, in the classroom and in the community. He has embraced the standard of excellence at The University of Alabama, and we are excited he will continue to lead our program for years to come.”
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