New UND women's basketball coach Mallory Bernhard's contract is for three years and starts at $155,000

Bernhard's contract runs from May 1, 2021, to April 30, 2024.

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Fighting Hawks women's basketball interim head coach Mallory Bernhard (second from left) talks to her players during a timeout in the second quarter of Sunday's home season-opener against the Marquette Golden Eagles. Nick Nelson / Grand Forks Herald

UND women's basketball coach Mallory Bernhard's new contract will be for three years and start at $155,000 base salary, according to a contract obtained by the Herald late Thursday night through an open records request.

The contract begins May 1, 2021, and extends through April 30, 2024.

Bernhard will make $160,000 base salary in her second year and $165,000 in her third season.

The contract lists 13 different bonus opportunities, led by $5,000 bonuses for a conference regular season championship or co-championship and for winning national coach of the year by a number of different organizations.

The contract's salary is similar to former UND coach Travis Brewster, who was fired by UND in March of 2020. Brewster, who had been head coach at UND for eight seasons, was making roughly $162,000.


The contract's salary is also similar to North Dakota State's recent women's basketball hire. When Jory Collins was hired in 2019, he signed a four-year contract at a base of $155,000.

Bernhard, a former UND standout, was interim coach for the 2020-21 season. She was announced as full-time head coach earlier this month .

The Fighting Hawks were 2-19 in the 2020-21 season.

Miller has covered sports at the Grand Forks Herald since 2004 and was the state sportswriter of the year in 2019 and 2022.

His primary beat is UND football but also reports on a variety of UND sports and local preps.

He can be reached at (701) 780-1121, or on Twitter at @tommillergf.
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