The IU women’s basketball program is in the midst of its best run ever, and the school is intent on ensuring the good times roll on.
Indiana University and head women’s basketball coach Teri Moren have agreed to a new contract thru 2027 the school said on Thursday in a release. The new deal will make her among the highest compensated women’s basketball coaches in the Big Ten and adds four years to her prior contract, which ran through 2023.
Moren’s new deal runs through the 2026-27 season and increases her annual average compensation to $862,500. In addition, the contract includes an assortment of performance bonuses that can enhance the deal.
AD Scott Dolson has been at IU for more than three decades, and he knows the product on the court Moren has produced is special.
“Teri Moren is the architect of an unprecedented era of success for our women’s basketball program, and I’m excited that we have agreed to a new deal that ensures she will be here for many years to come,” Dolson said in the release. “With six straight 20-win seasons and this year’s run to the Elite Eight, Teri has built our program into one of the very best in the Big Ten.
“This new contract places her in the upper echelon among her conference peers, rewards those achievements, and recognizes the upward trajectory that we are on. In my more than 30 years with the department I’ve never been as excited about the future of IU Women’s Basketball, and that’s because we have the right person leading us in the right direction.”
In addition to a bump in base pay of roughly $200,000 per year, Moren’s new deal includes a number of potential bonuses related to Big Ten regular and postseason championships, NCAA Tournament or WNIT Tournament participation and victories, conference and/or national coach of the year accolades and team academic accomplishments.
“I would like to thank President McRobbie, Scott Dolson, Mattie White and Fred Glass for believing in our program and giving us the opportunity to build something truly special at Indiana,” Moren said in the release. “Along with my staff, we are dedicated to building successful young women on and off the court. I am truly blessed to be a part of the Hoosier Nation, who continue to show their love and gratitude for our team. We see you and appreciate you. As a lifelong Hoosier, I will continue to represent this incredible university with great pride and dedication.”
In seven years at the helm of the IU program, Moren has compiled a 148-80 overall record (.649) and led the team to the postseason five times, including three trips to the NCAA Tournament. Indiana would have also made the 2020 NCAA Tournament if it had not been cancelled due to COVID-19.
She has won 20 or more games in each of the last six seasons, surpassing the 20-win seasons in the program’s first 41 years (four). She has established new program records for conference wins in each of the past two seasons, highlighted by year’s 16-2 Big Ten mark.
Moren’s teams have also been ranked nationally for 37 straight weeks dating back to last season, and entered the nation’s top 10 for the first time in program history earlier this season. Ranked No. 12 nationally entering the NCAA Tournament, Indiana earned the program’s highest-ever NCAA Tournament seed (No. 4) and ultimately earned the program’s first-ever NCAA Tournament Elite Eight appearance.
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