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Mike Sanford Jr contract at Western Kentucky

Mike Sanford Jr

Mike Sanford Jr Photo Credit: WKU Athletics/Steve Roberts

College: Western Kentucky

Conference: C-USA

State: Kentucky

Base compensation

  • 2017 guaranteed pay: $800,000
  • Total contract pay: $3,200,000
  • Contract length: 4 years
  • Start date: 12/13/2016
  • Expires: 12/31/2020


  • Conference title bonus: $50,000
  • Misc athletic-based incentives: $50,000 for winning percentage greater than .500;
  • Coach of the year award bonus: $25,000 for conference coach of year
  • Academic bonuses: $50,000 for APR of 950; $50,000 for APR of 975.
  • Car: University provides car and pays insurance
  • Tickets: 10 football tickets, 4 men’s and women’s basketball tickets

Other Perks

  • Miscellaneous perks: $25,000 for season ticket sales of 12,000
  • Buyout if coach leaves for another coaching job: coach agrees to schedule a two-year home-and-home with new school at no cost; if it is not possible, then $100,000 fee instead

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