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Tim Lester contract at Western Michigan

Tim Lester

Tim Lester Photo Credit: WMU Athletics/Gary Shook

College: Western Michigan

Conference: MAC

State: Michigan

Base compensation

  • 2017 guaranteed pay: $800,000
  • Total contract pay: $4,000,000
  • Contract length: 5 years
  • Start date: 1/13/2017
  • Expires: 1/31/2022

Incentives

  • CFP semifinal win: $50,000
  • CFP semifinal appearance: $50,000
  • Conference title bonus: $50,000
  • Conference regular season division title bonus: $30,000
  • Misc athletic-based incentives: $10,000 for each regular-season win beginning with their seventh; $2,000 for all-conference first team, $1,500 for second team, $1,000 for third team, $750 for honorable mention
  • Coach of the year award bonus: $15,000 for conference coach of year; $15,000 for regional coach of year; $25,000 for national coach of year;
  • Academic bonuses: $7,000 for team GPA of 3.0, $6,000 for 2.9, $5,000 for 2.8, $4,000 for 2.7, $3,000 for 2.6; $2,000 for MAC scholar athlete, $750 for academic all-conference player; $2,000 for each academic all-district first team player; $4,000 for academic All-American player
  • Car: one courtesy car or $400 monthly stipend
  • Tickets: 34-seat suite for home football games
  • Golf/country club: country club membership.

Other Perks

  • Miscellaneous perks: $15,000 for average attendance of 25,000, $8,000 for 20,000, $6,000 for 18,000.
  • Buyout if coach leaves for another coaching job: $1,000,000 if before 11/30/17; $800,000 if before 11/30/18; $600,000 if before 11/30/19; $400,000 if before 11/30/20; $225,000 thereafter

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