UK baseball coach Nick Mingione signs two-year extension following memorable first season

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By Keith Taylor
Kentucky Today

Nick Mingione received a raise Friday.

The University of Kentucky baseball coach signed a two-year contract extension through the 2022 season.

Kentucky coach Nick Mingione signed a two-year extension with the Wildcats Friday. (UK Athletics Photo)

“The progress our program has made in one year under Nick’s leadership is outstanding,” Barnhart said. “We are committed to making Kentucky baseball a consistent winner both in the Southeastern Conference and on a national level and he is the coach to make that happen. We are excited to have Nick and his family in Lexington for a long time.”

Mingione guided the Wildcats to 43 victories, including 19 in the Southeastern Conference. Kentucky also participated in the NCAA Super Regionals for the first time in school history. Following the memorable season, eight players were drafted in the Major League Baseball Draft.

“I’m very appreciative of the commitment Mitch Barnhart, President (Eli) Capilouto and the University of Kentucky have shown to our baseball program,” Mingione said. “My wife and I love Lexington and could not be more excited about being a part of this university and community. I’m also thrilled the rest of the coaching staff is being rewarded for their remarkable efforts in our first season here.”

Mingione will receive $575,000 for the next five seasons and will receive bonuses based on the team’s performances on and off the field.

Keith Taylor is sports editor for Kentucky Today. Reach him at keith.taylor@kentuckytoday.com or twitter @keithtaylor21.

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