Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl gets $200K raise

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl has signed a 1-year contract extension that will also boost his total salary from $1.7 million to $1.9 million for the 2009-10 season.

In addition to his salary, Pearl will be paid a $500,000 retention bonus that he was already due to receive this year for staying five seasons with the Volunteers.

Pearl will receive $2 million the following season, and his total salary - which includes endorsements and money from radio and television commitments - will increase each year in the contract, reaching $2.4 million in 2013-14.

He will receive another $500,000 retention bonus in the 2012-13 season.

Pearl has led the Vols to an average 25 wins each season, a regular season Southeastern Conference championship, three SEC East titles, the school's first No. 1 AP ranking and four NCAA tournament appearances.

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