Borton locks into 6-year deal with Minn.

Minnesota women’s basketball coach Pam Borton has a 201-107 mark in 10 seasons as a head coach including a 6-year, 132-61 record with the Gophers. Under Bortons’s belt at the U is a Final Four appearance in 2004 three Sweet 16 seasons since her arrival in 2002.

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Minnesota women’s basketball coach Pam Borton has a 201-107 mark in 10 seasons as a head coach including a 6-year, 132-61 record with the Gophers. Under Bortons’s belt at the U is a Final Four appearance in 2004 three Sweet 16 seasons since her arrival in 2002.

The Minnesota womenâÄôs basketball program wonâÄôt be looking through the want ads anytime soon. Athletics Director Joel Maturi announced Tuesday that head coach Pam Borton signed a new six-year contract, keeping her at the University through the 2013-2014 season. âÄúThereâÄôs no place IâÄôd rather be than Minnesota, and IâÄôm really happy with it,âÄù Borton said. In her six years at Minnesota, Borton has compiled a 132-61 record, giving her a 68.4 winning percentage. Athletics Director Joel Maturi said Borton had âÄúmaintained a level of excellenceâÄù while with the Gophers. âÄúThe student-athletes in her program have performed on the court and the classroom,âÄù he said in a release. âÄúWe are committed to the continued success of all our teams and in the case of womenâÄôs basketball, we look to Pam to lead the way.âÄù And not only will Borton be leading the Gophers on the court for six more years, but on the recruiting trail âÄî something Borton said recruits like to see. âÄúOne of the most popular questions that kids do ask is, âÄòAre you going to be there during my four years here?âÄô and I think it makes a big statement,âÄù Borton said of taking a long-term contract to show to recruits. And as Borton continues to build up her program at Minnesota, recruiting remains one of her top priorities. In a competitive recruiting environment, BortonâÄôs contract is just one more weapon in the arsenal. âÄúI think that it has a calming effect and security for parents and for student-athletes that we are recruiting that they wonâÄôt be playing for a different coach,âÄù Borton said. âÄúI think the more years you have on your contract, the better it is for recruiting,âÄù she said. BortonâÄôs contract -A base salary for the 2008-09 season will be $405,000, not including various supplemental and media incentives. -Borton is guaranteed $2.67 million over the next six years. -A $50,000 bonus for a regular season Big Ten title and $25,000 for a conference tournament championship.