Terps' Tillman earns extra year on contract for final four trip

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Maryland lacrosse coach John Tillman will have an extra year added to his contract for leading the Terrapins to the NCAA tournament semifinals.

Tillman agreed to a seven-year deal last June, and will now be signed through June 30, 2018.

A copy of Tillman’s contract was obtained through a public records request.

Tillman’s deal stipulates “the term of this agreement shall be extended one contract year, if during the immediate prior contract year the men’s lacrosse team competes in the NCAA Division I men’s lacrosse tournament final four.” He is eligible to receive up to three extra years over the course of his contract based on that clause.

Tillman’s Terrapins defeated Syracuse 6-5 in overtime on Sunday to earn their first final four appearance since 2006.

Maryland is 12-4 in Tillman’s first season. Tillman, a former Navy assistant who Maryland hired away from Harvard, is 32-23 in four seasons as a head coach.

Patrick Stevens

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