The University of Virginia has rewarded five-time ACC baseball coach of the year Brian O'Connor with a lucrative, seven-year contract extension that guarantees him at least $600,000 in 2014-15.

A public-record request shows the deal extends through the 2021 season and also offers O’Connor two retention bonuses. The first pays him $250,000 if he remains on the job through 2016, the second an additional $500,000 at season’s end in 2021.

O'Connor has guided the Cavaliers to 11 NCAA tournaments in as many seasons and to the College World Series three times in the last six years.

O’Connor’s guaranteed income includes a base salary of $225,000 and supplemental pay of $375,000 for media and fund-raising appearances. He is eligible for annual raises of 5 percent in base and supplemental, plus bonuses for team performance on the field and in the classroom. The largest bonus is 1.5 months base pay, approximately $28,000 in 2014-15, for winning the national championship.

Virginia also pays O'Connor an amount undisclosed in the contract from its equipment deal with Rawlings. O’Connor had two years remaining on his previous contract, which paid him a base of $183,800 in 2013-14.

Given the instant and sustained success of his program, O’Connor deserves his status among the sport’s highest-paid coaches – LSU’s Paul Mainieri, O’Connor’s former boss at Notre Dame, earns a reported $750,000, with UCLA's John Savage not far behind. Prior to O’Connor’s arrival from Notre Dame, where he was an assistant coach for nine seasons, Virginia had reached two NCAA tournaments in the previous 30 seasons.

Inside baseball chatter has linked O'Connor to several marquee jobs, but he has often said that he considers Virginia a destination position. Meanwhile, the school hs worked consistently to upgrade the baseball program's facilities and O'Connor's contract.

In 2010-11, for example, O'Connor's guaranteed income was $240,000. Under his amended contract, annual 5-percent bumps would assure him $804,000 in 2020-21.

If O'Connor takes another job prior to season's end in 2019, he owes Virginia $400,000. The school would owe him base and supplemental pay for all remaining years on the off chance it terminated him without cause.

O'Connor, 43, was born to college baseball. He's a native of Omaha, Neb., home to the College World Series, and he pitched for the city's Creighton Bluejays, helping them reach the CWS in 1991.

Each of Virginia's three trips to the CWS -- 2009, '11 and 14 -- has been a public homecoming for O’Connor, and this past June his Cavaliers came agonizingly close to a storybook finish, losing a decisive Game 3 of the national championship series, 3-2 to Vanderbilt.

Virginia is 514-177-2 under O’Connor, a five-time ACC coach of the year. Major League Baseball teams have drafted 32 Cavaliers in the last five years, including three first-rounders in June.

O’Connor, athletic director Craig Littlepage and university president Teresa Sullivan signed the new contract in late July, but the school has not announced the extension or terms.

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