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Mark Dantonio contract at Michigan State

Mark Dantonio

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College: Michigan State

Conference: Big Ten

State: Michigan

Base compensation

  • 2017 guaranteed pay: $4,114,480
  • Total contract pay: $34,101,680
  • Contract length: rolling 6 year term
  • Start date: 1/1/2016
  • Expires: 1/15/2023


  • Retention bonus: $700,000 every July 1; $4,300,000 if he’s still the coach on 1/15/20
  • National title bonus: $375,000
  • CFP semifinal win: $300,000
  • CFP semifinal appearance: $275,000
  • Conference title bonus: $100,000
  • Conference regular season division title bonus: $100,000
  • Coach of the year award bonus: $25,000 for conference coach of year; $50,000 for national coach of year
  • Car: two cars
  • Tickets: 60 tickets to home games, including 24 for a suite; season tickets for football (6), hockey (4), men’s and women’s basketball (4).
  • Golf/country club: membership in country club of coach’s choice, Michigan Athletic Club and University Club of Michigan State University.
  • Private jet use: 25 hours of private jet use a year; one-year,

Other Perks

  • Miscellaneous perks: $2,000,000 term life insurance; $1,000,000 contract if he stops coaching 1/15/20 — salary rises to $1,700,000 if he starts after that date.
  • Buyout if coach leaves for another coaching job: $875,000

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