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Major Applewhite contract at Houston

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College: Houston

Conference: American Athletic

State: Texas

Base compensation

  • 2017 guaranteed pay: $1,500,000
  • Total contract pay: $8,750,000
  • Contract length: 5 years
  • Start date: 12/11/2016
  • Expires: 2/28/2022


  • Conference title bonus: Annual salary raise of $100,000
  • Misc athletic-based incentives: $100,000 for 9th win, 10th win, 11th win, 12th win;
  • Car: one car with gas and insurance paid
  • Tickets: 12 football tickets and suite; 6 men’s basketball tickets

Other Perks

  • Miscellaneous perks: mutual option for a two-year extension after the second season; Annual deferred compensation of $250,000 paid only if contract is completed
  • Buyout if coach leaves for another coaching job: Coach owes school total salary left on contract plus money owed to assistants; increases by 50% if coach leaves for a team in Texas; increases by 10% if coach didn’t receive permission to speak to interested school.

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