Wisconsin Extends Swim Coach Yuri Suguiyama Through 2023-2024 Season


The College of Wisconsin has prolonged head swimming & diving coach Yuri Suguiyama‘s three-year settlement via June 14, 2024. Suguiyama was one in all 6 Wisconsin head coaches to obtain a contract extension this week after a gathering of the UW Athletic Board.

Wisconsin makes use of a singular methodology of contract renewal for its head coaches. Every season, the athletics division makes a advice to the board on whether or not to resume a coach’s contract (which retains it on the identical size – in Suguiyama’s case 3 years) or to take care of it (with out including the additional 12 months).

An extension of the contract is a constructive signal from the administration, whereas “sustaining” a contract is an indication of future hassle – Whitney Hite’s contract, for instance, was maintained earlier than the 2015-2016 season, and some years later he was faraway from that place.

The vote of confidence for Suguiyama comes after a 12 months the place the boys’s workforce completed fifth out of 10 on the Huge Ten Championships and the ladies completed fifth out of 13 groups on the Huge Ten Championships.

For the Wisconsin girls, that held the identical place that they’ve positioned at every of the prior 3 Huge Ten Championship meets, regardless of graduating one of the precious school swimmers within the nation, Beata Nelson, previous to the season.

2021 freshman Phoebe Bacon helped cowl for that loss, inserting 4th within the 200 IM, third within the 100 backstroke, and successful the 200 backstroke on the NCAA Championships.

As a workforce, the Wisconsin girls positioned nineteenth at NCAAs, whereas the boys completed twenty eighth.

The 2020-2021 season was Suguiyama’s third as the pinnacle coach at Wisconsin. Previous to that, he served as the boys’s affiliate head coach at Cal for six seasons, together with once they received an NCAA title in 2014.

In accordance the La Crosse Tribune, Suguiyama’s complete wage, advantages, and bonuses for the 2018-2019 season (the latest obtainable knowledge) was $228,088. That ranked him because the Eleventh-highest paid coach within the athletics division.

Full checklist of Wisconsin contract extensions:

  • Soccer coach Paul Chryst’s five-year settlement was prolonged via January 31, 2026
  • Girls’s hockey coach Mark Johnson’s five-year settlement was prolonged via June 30, 2026
  • Males’s basketball coach Greg Gard’s five-year settlement was prolonged via Could 31, 2026
  • Males’s hockey coach Tony Granato’s five-year settlement was prolonged via June 30, 2026
  • Swimming and diving coach Yuri Suguiyama‘s three-year settlement was prolonged via June 14, 2024
  • Wrestling coach Chris Bono’s three-year settlement was prolonged via Could 31, 2024


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