On the cusp of clinching its first SEC regular season championship since 2002, the Alabama athletic department has signed Alabama head basketball coach Nate Oats to a three-year contract extension along with a financial raise.

Oats is now locked in as Crimson Tide head coach through 2027 with a base salary and talent fee that is $3.25 million per year.

Oats has the Crimson Tide at 17-5 in his second season at the helm of the program and currently Alabama is ranked No. 8 in the nation and expected to receive a favorable seed in the upcoming NCAA tournament.

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“We are thrilled to be able to announce a contract extension with our head men’s basketball coach Nate Oats,” said Alabama athletic director Greg Byrne. “We had great expectations when we hired Coach Oats. He has exceeded those expectations, and we want to ensure he is compensated among the top half of the SEC. We have put buyout measures in place that show the long-term commitment between both parties. Coach Oats and his staff have built a comprehensive program that has maximized our student-athlete’s experience, significantly increased interest in Alabama Basketball with future recruits and put forward a product that has excited our fan base. Nate, Crystal and the Oats family have embraced our community and state and, in turn, our fans have embraced them. A special thanks goes to President Bell, Chancellor St. John and our Board of Trustees for their support in helping to get this extension done.”

Oats has implemented his fast-paced style and has the Alabama Crimson Tide known in the media for its exciting and successful basketball.

Last season, Oats brought in the No. 12 recruiting class in the nation and it is paying off on the court with major contributions from Josh Primo, Jordan Bruner, Keon Ellis and many other new comers making their presence felt.

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