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Rod Carey contract at Northern Illinois

Rod Carey

Rod Carey Photo Credit: AP

College: Northern Illinois

Conference: MAC

State: Illinois

Base compensation

  • 2017 guaranteed pay: $615,000
  • Total contract pay: $3,875,000
  • Contract length: 7 years
  • Start date: 12/2/2012
  • Last amended: 6/29/15
  • Expires: 6/30/2020


  • Retention bonus: $100,000 for completeing each season beginning in 2015
  • CFP semifinal appearance: $100,000
  • Conference title bonus: $25,000
  • Conference regular season division title bonus: $10,000
  • Coach of the year award bonus: $25,000 for conference coach of year
  • Academic bonuses: $10,000 for graduation rate of 80%; $7,500 for 75%; $5,000 for 70%; $10,000 if APR of 980; $7,500 for APR of 970; $5,000 for APR of 960.
  • Car: one courtesy car
  • Tickets: 30 football tickets; 8 tickets to other sports; 2 VIP parking passes
  • Golf/country club: free golf privileges at local golf course or club

Other Perks

  • Buyout if coach leaves for another coaching job: $750,000 if before 6/30/17; $600,000 if before 6/30/18; $300,000 if before 6/30/19; $100,000 if before 6/30/20.

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