Board of Regents approves contract extension for Karen Aston

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The Board of Regents approved a contract extension Friday for women’s basketball coach Karen Aston, according to Texas Athletics.

Under the terms of the deal, Aston will receive $770,000 in total guaranteed compensation — a $158,187 increase — with an extra $220,000 available in performance-based incentives. The extension runs through Aug. 31, 2020.

Aston has converted the Longhorns into one of the nation’s elite teams since she arrived in Austin prior to the 2012-13 season. She carries a 89-46 record in her four seasons as Texas’ head coach.

Aston and the Longhorns notched 31 wins during the 2015-16 season and made an Elite Eight appearance before falling to top-ranked UConn. She also added the nation’s No. 4 recruiting class this offseason, according to ESPN.

Texas begins play at Stanford on Nov. 11.