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Idaho State coach Kramer up for new contract, along with BSU's Presnell, Garus

"We're still not built to compete for a championship, but we're built well to compete at home. We need to make our home field a place to be feared," Idaho State coach Mike Kramer said.
"We're still not built to compete for a championship, but we're built well to compete at home. We need to make our home field a place to be feared," Idaho State coach Mike Kramer said. Provided by Idaho State

Athletics figures at Boise State and Idaho State will have potential new contracts up for approval when the Idaho State Board of Education meets via teleconference Thursday.

Three coaches and one administrator are up for new deals — Boise State women's basketball coach Gordy Presnell and volleyball coach Shawn Garus, Idaho State football coack Mike Kramer and Idaho State athletic director Jeff Tingey.

Presnell, whose contract was to expire March 31, 2015, will be up for approval on a new contract through the 2016-17 season with a base salary of $189,132. Garus' deal is set to expire Jan. 31, 2015, and his new deal will take him through the 2016 season at a base salary of $87,610. Boise State has the option for an extension through the 2017 season.

Kramer led the Bengals to one of the nation's most impressive turnarounds, going 8-4 for the team's best record since 2003 (the team had won eight games the previous five seasons combined), winning Big Sky coach of the year honors in the process. He is up for a 14 percent pay increase from $135,000 to $154,523 with a new contract through the 2017 season. Tingey is up for a 10 percent pay increase to $120,931 with an extension on the table that will expire June 30, 2017.

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