As ETSU claimed their first regular season conference championship since the 2006-20007, the university athletic department will be rewarding basketball head coach Steve Forbes with a contract enhancement.
Forbes will get a retention bonus of $150,000 this July. In addition, if Forbes stays with the program, he will get retention bonuses of $175,000 in 2018, and of $200,000 in 2019 and 2020.
ETSU has won more conference games than any other team in the Southern Conference over the last two seasons. This is the second straight year the Bucs have won 24 games in a season.
ETSU’s first game in the SoCon Tournament is Saturday night at 8:30 p.m. versus Mercer. The tournament will take place at the U.S. Cellular Center in Asheville, N.C.
If ETSU wins the SoCon Tournament, they will receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.