Nick Mingione earns contract extension through 2022


Nick Mingione is the UK Head Baseball Coach. Photo by Britney Howard

Sports Staff

UK baseball head coach Nick Mingione signed a contract extension on Friday that keeps him with the Cats through the end of the 2022 season.

His original contract kept him on through the 2021 season. Mingione will also see a large pay increase.

The new contract has a base compensation of $575,000 a year, which will give him an extra $300,000 over the duration of his original contract, as well as adding $575,000 for the additional year on his contract.

Mingione signed the extension after an incredibly successful first season with the Cats, earning 2017 SEC Coach of the Year honors as well as being named the Rawlings National Coach of the Year.

He led the Cats team to a 43-win season, most by any first-year coach at UK. The team was also projected to finish near the bottom of the conference, but finished the season with the second-most conference wins in school history.

The progress our program has made in one year under Nick’s leadership is outstanding,” UK Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart said. “We are committed to making Kentucky baseball a consistent winner both in the Southeastern Conference and on a national level, and he is the coach to make that happen. We are excited to have Nick and his family in Lexington for a long time.”