UND women’s hockey coach Brian Idalski has signed a two-year contract extension, meaning he’s under contract through 2016-17 now.
The extension comes after UND put together back-to-back season where it broke nearly every record in program history.
Idalski’s new contract will start with a base salary of $116,777. His salary is believed to be the second-highest head-coach salary among UND head coaches, as it was reported that football coach Chris Mussman is at $114,612.
Idalski’s salary ranks in the middle of the pack among WCHA women’s coaches, certainly behind Duluth’s Shannon Miller, Wisconsin’s Mark Johnson and Minnesota’s Brad Frost. The Duluth News Tribune reported that Miller made $180,000 in 2010-11 and Wisconsin AD Barry Alvarez told the Wisconsin State Journal that Johnson was the highest-paid women’s coach later on.
It doesn’t appear that Ohio State coach Nate Hardrahan’s salary is published anywhere.
Idalski said at a presser today that he appreciates the athletic department and AD Brian Faison giving the program the resources it needs to be competitive. He also said the coaching staff — with assistants Peter Elander and Erik Fabian — has outstanding chemistry and that his assistants were taken care of.
For a story on Idalski’s signing, read here.