The Tar Heels have had the third-highest number of student-athletes on the ACC Honor Roll, fared well in the NCAA's Academic Progress Rate and graduate more than 70 percent of student-athletes. Baddour also established the Carolina Leadership Academy, now a national model, and has a zero tolerance stance against performance-enhancing substances.
Baddour's contract extension runs through June 30, 2012. His current salary, $295,000, remains unchanged and is funded by athletic department revenues. He is eligible for additional compensation should the baseball, men's basketball, women's basketball and football teams qualify for NCAA postseason play and if the University's Academic Progress Rate for student-athletes meets approved standards.
"Dick Baddour runs a great athletics department, and he does it within the context of the University's academic mission," said Chancellor Holden Thorp. "He understands our values and makes it clear to our coaches and student-athletes that academic priorities come first and winning is never placed ahead of institutional integrity."
Baddour said he had been honored to serve the University for 42 years.
"My family and I are grateful for the continued support of Chancellor Thorp and the Board of Trustees," he said. "I am blessed to work with a wonderful staff of administrators who have tremendous respect for our University. Our student-athletes are impressive in many ways and inspire us to do great things.
"We are fortunate to have strong support from the University community, including the faculty and administrative staff. Our alumni, Rams Club, students and fans share a deep passion for Carolina athletics and with everyone's support we will continue to build upon the traditions we love so much."