UMKC gives new women’s basketball coach big pay bump

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – New University of Missouri-Kansas City women’s basketball coach Dionnah Jackson-Durrett signed a three-year deal worth at least 0 1.035 million last week to take the reins from Jacie Hoyt, who left last month for Oklahoma State.

Jackson-Durrett, who spent the last two seasons as the associate head coach at the University of Texas, will make $ 345,000 per year plus benefits and possible incentives under the terms of the contract, which was obtained by KSHB 41 News through a Sunshine Law request. .

The contract nearly doubles UMKC’s salary commitment to the women’s basketball program.

Jackson-Durrett is set to be formally introduced Tuesday at a news conference inside the Swinney Center.

The contract, which runs through June 30, 2025, calls for a base salary of $ 275,000.

Jackson-Durrett’s base salary “shall be adjusted based on an annual performance review by the Director of Athletics of the University of Missouri-Kansas City,” according to the language in the contract.

She also receives $ 50,000 annually for her participation in radio and TV appearances, speaking engagements, and marketing events.

The contract calls for a $ 20,000 payment each year on May 31 for meeting mutually agreed upon community, social and academic benchmarks that are generally attained.

Jackson-Durrett will also have use of a vehicle or a $ 500 monthly vehicle allowance and is entitled to receive 90% of any proceeds from camps and shoe / apparel contracts she secures.

She’s also eligible for incentives as long as the Roos women’s basketball team’s multi-year Academic Progress Rate, or APR, remains above 930. Those incentives include:

  • Summit League regular-season title, 6,000;
  • 20 or more regular-season wins, 6,000;
  • NCAA Tournament appearance, 1 / 12th annual base salary;
  • Each NCAA Tournament win, 5,000;
  • NIT appearance, 5,000;
  • Each NIT win, 1,500;
  • Other postseason tournament appearance, excluding the conference tourney, 3,000;
  • Each non-NCAA / NIT or conference tourney win, 1,500;
  • Summit League Coach of the Year, 7,000;
  • Women’s Basketball Coach of the Year or equivalent, 7,500;
  • Team single-year and four-year APR above 965, 20,000.

Jackson-Durrett’s contract represents a significant bump from what the school was paying Hoyt, who received a contract extension from UMKC in April 2020.

Hoyt was making $ 180,000 annually – a $ 155,000 base salary plus $ 25,000 for media and marketing – with a higher monthly vehicle allowance ($ 700).

Several of Jackson-Durrett’s incentives are also significantly higher, most notably the possible single- and four-year APR bonus.


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