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Report: IU basketball restructured assistant coach contracts after staff changes

Two IU basketball assistant coaches received raises following the program’s first trip to the NCAA Tournament since 2016.

According to a report by Kevin Brockway of CNHI, returning assistants Kenya Hunter and Yasir Rosemond will both make $375,000 per year under the terms of their restructured contracts.  Both were promoted to new roles as associate head coaches, IU said in a March release.

Under their prior deals, Hunter was making $350,000 and Rosemond $300,000.

Hunter has played a vital role in Indiana’s roster overhaul since being retained by Mike Woodson.  He played a central part in the recruitments of current Hoosiers Xavier Johnson, Tamar Bates, Malik Reneau and Jalen Hood-Schifino.

Rosemond has also helped to broaden Indiana’s geographic reach on the recruiting front.  He led the charge for 2022 signee Kaleb Banks and 2023 verbal commit Jakai Newton, and Rosemond has IU involved with several other prospects.

New assistant coach Brian Walsh steps into the opening created when Woodson announced the departure of Dane Fife.  Walsh will make $225,000 in his first year as an assistant coach.  Indiana used much of the difference between Fife and Walsh’s salaries to provide the bumps to Hunter and Rosemond.  Fife was making $375,000 according to our reporting a year ago.

There is a wide range in salaries for assistant basketball coaches across the Division One landscape, with low and mid-major positions starting at well under $100,000.  On the higher end in the Big Ten, recent reports have indicated Michigan’s Phil Martelli is making $468,000 and Illinois’ Chester Frazier, $525,000.

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