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Clemson Women’s Hoops Coach Inks New Contract

May 4, 2000

CLEMSON, S.C. – Clemson Head Women’s Basketball Coach Jim Davis has signed a new five-year contract to coach the Lady Tigers through the 2005 season.

Details of the contract include an annual yearly base salary of $130,000 and a guaranteed annuity of $35,000 per year. He also is guaranteed $35,000 per year for a shoe/apparel endorsement. Other compensation incentives for Davis include graduation rates for players and success in post season play.

Davis has a school record of 278-128 in 13 years at Clemson. He has a NCAA Division I record of 297-136 in 14 seasons, as he spent one year at Middle Tennessee State in 1986-87. Davis arrived at Clemson in April, 1987. In his 13 years at the school, he has led Clemson to 12 NCAA Tournament appearances, including four NCAA Final 16 appearances (1989, 1990, 1991, and 1999) and advanced to the NCAA East Regional Finals in 1991.

Davis led Clemson to its first Atlantic Coast Conference Title in basketball in 1996 and again won the league title in 1999. He led Clemson to a school record 26 wins in 1999, and has coached the Lady Tigers to 10 top 25 seasons. He has led Clemson to 44 wins over Top 25 teams and 18 wins over Top 10 teams during his tenure at Clemson. He has averaged 21 wins per season in his Clemson career. Davis has coached 17 All-ACC players and has had at least one Lady Tiger to receive this honor every year. Every four-year player under Head Coach Jim Davis has graduated.

This past season, he took a team that had just one returning starter to the second-round of the NCAA Tournament. The young Lady Tigers collected 19 wins, including nine against ACC Teams. Davis has had at least a break-even record in ACC play in 13 consecutive seasons.

“Jim Davis has produced a program that has been a consistent winner in all phases since he first came to Clemson in 1987,” said Clemson Athletic Director, Bobby Robinson. “This new contract is a result of that long term consistent level of success. We hope he finishes his career at Clemson.”

“I am honored to be the Head Women’s Basketball Coach at Clemson University,” said Davis. “I am grateful to our administration for making it possible . Clemson is our home and is the greatest place in America to live. I look forward to many years of being a part of the Clemson family. I am also anxious to be part of the continuous growth of Lady Tiger basketball.”


Contract Term: Commences on April 1, 2000 Expires on March 31, 2005

Annual Base Salary: $130,000

Guaranteed Annuity: $35,000 per year

Guaranteed Shoe/Apparel Endorsement: $35,000 per year

Automobiles: Two (2) cars

ADDITIONAL INCENTIVES: If in any University Academic year that the University women’s team has three or more scholarship members to graduate from the University and the University women’s program achieves a six-year graduation rate of 80% or more as determined by the NCAA: 10% of annual base salary,


For winning Atlantic Coast Conference Regular-SeasonChampionship: 10% of annual base salary, For winning Atlantic CoastConference Tournament 10% of annual base salary, For participationin the WNIT: 5% of annual base salary, Named ACC Coach-of-the-Year:5% of annual base salary, Named NCAA Coach-of-the-Year: 10% ofannual base salary, For participation in the NCAA Women’sBasketball Tournament: 10% of annual base salary, plus, if the teamreaches the NCAA Round of 16: 10% of annual base salary, plus, ifthe team reaches the NCAA Round of 8: 10% of annual base salary,plus, if the team reaches the NCAA Final Four: 10% of annual basesalary, plus, if the team wins the Women’s NCAA Basketball NationalChampionship: 10% of annual base salary.