Chambers turns down extension offer
UNLV head baseball coach Tim Chambers has turned down a five-year extension offer from the athletic department.
Chambers, who has one year remaining on his contract, has comprised a 124-94 record (.760) in three-plus seasons with the Rebels. He is also the fastest coach in UNLV history to 100 wins.
Chambers rejected athletic director Tina Kunzer-Murphy’s five-year extension due to the fact that he would not be receiving a raise. His base salary as of 2014 is $110,000 annually. This is not the first time the two sides have disagreed on contract talks.
There’s no doubt Chambers will be receiving offers from other schools when his contract expires. There’s a strong potential for leverage on his side if he may choose to use it. Chambers’ UNLV squad is on pace to host a regional next month, and possibly earn its way into the College World Series.
Although much will be made of his rejection, Chambers has been quoted as saying he wants to “die” in Las Vegas. The soon-to-be Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Famer started his career at Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, before coaching at College of Southern Nevada and then UNLV.
UNLV sits at 28-15 overall, 16-8 in Mountain West play and is one game out of first place behind New Mexico.