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UND's new volleyball coach signs deal for three-plus years

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New UND volleyball coach Jeremiah Tiffin's contract is a $90,000 deal spanning three and a half years, the Herald learned through an open records request.

Tiffin's term starts May 31, 2019, and runs through Dec. 31, 2022, with two opportunities for one-year extensions.

Tiffin's base salary of $90,000 is comparable to previous head coach Mark Pryor, who signed a four-year extension in November with a base of $105,000.

Before Pryor's November extension, his base salary in the first year of his contract was $85,000.

Like Pryor, Tiffin has bonus incentives such as conference tournament championship ($2,000) and conference coach of the year ($2,000), among more than a dozen others.

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Pryor stepped down from the head job at UND April 24, citing family reasons. He soon after took a head job at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor , an NCAA Division III program in Belton, Texas.

UND named Tiffin as Pryor's replacement May 29 . Tiffin and UND athletic director Bill Chaves signed Tiffin's contract the same day.

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

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, tmiller@gfherald.com or on Twitter at @tommillergf.
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