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Several Missouri State Coaches Extended, Men’s Soccer Team Transition Approved

Several Missouri State Coaches Extended, Men’s Soccer Team Transition Approved

Several Missouri State Coaches Extended, Men’s Soccer Team Transition Approved

The Missouri State Board of Governors have approved contract extensions for the head coach of the Missouri State Men’s and Women’s basketball, football, and baseball teams.

Dana Ford, Men’s basketball head coach had his contract extended two years through March of 2025.

Baseball coach Keith Guttin has been extended one year through June of 2023.

Fresh off a postseason appearance, football coach Bobby Petrino has been extended through January 14, 2026 and has a new base salary of $325,000.

Amaka Agugua-Hamilton, the leader of the Lady Bears has been extended through April 16, 2026. Her base salary has been increased to $300,00 for the first year and the salary will increase each year through the fifth year.

Also approved by the Board was a transition plan for the Men’s soccer program after the announcement of head coach Jon Leamy’s retirement at the end of this year.

You can read more with a press release below…

WEST PLAINS, Mo. – The Missouri State University Board of Governors formally approved the contract extensions of four head coaches here Friday at its June meeting and also approved the university’s plan for the head coaching transition in men’s soccer.

The following head coaching extensions and primary modifications were approved:

  • Dana Ford (men’s basketball) – Term extended two years through March 31, 2025
  • Keith Guttin (baseball) – Term extended one year through June 30, 2023
  • Bobby Petrino (football) – Term extended through Jan. 14, 2026 with new base salary of $325,000.
  • Amaka Agugua-Hamilton (women’s basketball) – Term extended two years through April 16, 2026. Base salary increased to $300,000 for year one of the new contract with incremental increases for each year thereafter through year five. Additional adjustments were made to her achievement payments.

All pay increases will be funded through private donations.

The Board also approved the transition plan for men’s soccer, which will commence at the end of the current calendar year upon the retirement of head coach Jon Leamy. Current associate head coach Michael Seabolt was named the head coach designate and will take over the Bears program on Jan. 1, 2022, becoming the program’s fifth head coach.

Leamy will begin his 30th season as Missouri State’s head men’s soccer coach this fall and has accumulated a record of 292-187-66 (.596) with five trips to the NCAA Tournament, nine Missouri Valley Conference regular-season titles, and seven MVC Coaching Staff of the Year honors during his tenure. He is also the Missouri Valley Conference’s all-time conference wins leader (111) and has led the Bears to back-to-back MVC titles and NCAA Tournament appearances, including the 2020-21 NCAA Round of 16.

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