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Jay Hopson contract at Southern Miss

Jay Hopson

Jay Hopson Photo Credit: AP

College: Southern Miss

Conference: C-USA

State: Mississippi

Base compensation

  • 2017 guaranteed pay: $500,000
  • Total contract pay: $1,958,333
  • Contract length: 4 years
  • Start date: 1/31/2016
  • Expires: 12/31/2019

Incentives

  • National title bonus: $250,000
  • CFP semifinal win: $250,000
  • CFP semifinal appearance: $150,000
  • Conference title bonus: $15,000
  • Conference regular season division title bonus: $7,500
  • Misc athletic-based incentives: $15,000 for each win over team from SEC, Big 12, Big 10, Pac-12 or ACC;
  • National poll bonus: $10,000 each week team is ranked in top 25; $35,000 for final top 25 ranking.
  • Academic bonuses: $10,000 for team GPA of 2.75; $25,000 for 3.0; $35,000 if team APR is in top 10% of NCAA FBS programs or is highest in conference
  • Car: one car with insurance
  • Tickets: private suite with food and beverage for home football games; 20 home football tickets and 10 away tickets; 6 basketball tickets
  • Golf/country club: membership at Canbrake Country Club or Hattiesburg Country Club

Other Perks

  • Buyout if coach leaves for another coaching job: $2,000,000 if before 12/31/18; remaining salary owed becomes buyout from thereafter

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