The new deal is expected to keep Coach Amato in Raleigh through the 2007 season. He also will receive $750,0000 in annuities if he stays through the entire contract.
Men's Basketball Coach Herb Sendek received a vot of confidence from the board of trustees for his accomplishments.
"It's a unanimous vote of confidence from our board of trustees," Fowler said. "He gets so much grief out there ... so they wanted to show complete and solid support."