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Mark Stoops contract at Kentucky

Mark Stoops

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College: Kentucky

Conference: SEC

State: Kentucky

Base compensation

  • 2017 guaranteed pay: $3,500,000
  • Total contract pay: $34,083,333
  • Contract length: 8 years
  • Start date: 11/26/2012
  • Last amended: 3/16/2017
  • Expires: 6/30/2022


  • National title bonus: $500,000
  • CFP semifinal win: $400,000
  • CFP semifinal appearance: $300,000
  • Conference title bonus: $200,000
  • Misc athletic-based incentives: $250,000 for each win beginning with 7th win
  • Academic bonuses: $50,000 for each semester team gpa is greater than 2.75; $50,000 if team APR is greater than 975
  • Car: University provides 2 cars and mileage
  • Tickets: 16 regular tickets and 14-seat box; 4 basketball tickets
  • Golf/country club: country club membership

Other Perks

  • Miscellaneous perks: automatic one-year extension if team wins 7, 8 or 9 games; two-year extension if team wins 10 or more
  • Buyout if coach leaves for another coaching job: $1,000,000

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