College football coaches salaries and contracts

Using public-records requests, Newsday obtained the contracts for college football coaches at 109 public schools and services academies in the NCAA's Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), formerly known as Division I-A. See the basic salary details along with the incentives and perks for each of these coaches.

Notes

2017 guaranteed money - Represents all earnings the head coach stands to gross during the calendar year. This figure includes base salary along with automatically vesting bonuses for various reasons such as length of service, marketing, public appearances, public relations, team apparel/equipment sponsorships, etc.

Pennsylvania law* - Public universities in Pennsylvania are not subjected to the same public records laws as most other states and are not obligated to release contract info.

Private school - Private schools are not subject to public records laws and are not obligated to release contract information.

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college coach conference state 2017 guaranteed pay Total contract pay National title bonus Bowl game bonus tickets Reach CFP
college Boston College coach Steve Addazio conference ACC state Massachusetts 2017 guaranteed pay Private school Total contract pay National title bonus Bowl game bonus tickets Reach CFP
college Clemson coach Dabo Swinney conference ACC state South Carolina 2017 guaranteed pay $7,500,000 Total contract pay $54,000,000 National title bonus $250,000 Bowl game bonus $100,000 for appearing in a major bowl; $50,000 for appearing in other bowls as long as team has 8 wins tickets 20 football tickets and 22-seat executive seat to all home games; 6 tickets to men's basketball and baseball games Reach CFP $200,000
college Duke coach David Cutcliffe conference ACC state North Carolina 2017 guaranteed pay Private school Total contract pay National title bonus Bowl game bonus tickets Reach CFP
college Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher conference ACC state Florida 2017 guaranteed pay $5,550,000 Total contract pay $46,000,000 National title bonus $200,000 Bowl game bonus $100,000 for appearing in major bowl; $50,000 for appearing in other bowls. tickets Reach CFP $100,000
college Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson conference ACC state Georgia 2017 guaranteed pay $2,970,891 Total contract pay $18,113,812 National title bonus Bowl game bonus $200,000 if selected for major bowl; $125,000 if in Citrus or Russell Athletic Bowl; $100,000 if ACC Tier 1 bowl; $75,000 for Tier 2; $75,000 for a bowl win. tickets 1 skybox and 20 tickets Reach CFP $250,000
college Louisville coach Bobby Petrino conference ACC state Kentucky 2017 guaranteed pay $3,925,000 Total contract pay $38,400,000 National title bonus $200,000 Bowl game bonus $327,083 for appearing in a bowl game. tickets one luxury box with 18 football tickets; 8 men's basketball tickets Reach CFP $100,000
college Miami (Fla) coach Mark Richt conference ACC state Florida 2017 guaranteed pay Private school Total contract pay National title bonus Bowl game bonus tickets Reach CFP
college NC State coach Dave Doeren conference ACC state North Carolina 2017 guaranteed pay $2,200,000 Total contract pay $11,000,000 National title bonus $500,000 Bowl game bonus $100,000 for appearing in a major bowl and additional $100,000 for winning; $25,000 for appearing in non-major bowl and $25,000 for winning. tickets 20 home football tickets and six men's basketball tickets Reach CFP $250,000
college North Carolina coach Larry Fedora conference ACC state North Carolina 2017 guaranteed pay $2,290,000 Total contract pay $18,965,000 National title bonus $200,000 Bowl game bonus $100,000 for appearing in a major bowl; $50,000 for other bowls tickets Reach CFP $200,000
college Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi conference ACC state Pennsylvania 2017 guaranteed pay Pennsylvania law* Total contract pay National title bonus Bowl game bonus tickets Reach CFP
college Syracuse coach Dino Babers conference ACC state New York 2017 guaranteed pay Private school Total contract pay National title bonus Bowl game bonus tickets Reach CFP
college Virginia coach Bronco Mendenhall conference ACC state Virginia 2017 guaranteed pay $3,400,000 Total contract pay $21,750,000 National title bonus $1,000,000 Bowl game bonus $500,000 for major bowl; $75,000 for ACC affiliate bowl tickets 10 football tickets plus a suite; 8 men's basketball tickets Reach CFP $500,000
college Virginia Tech coach Justin Fuente conference ACC state Virginia 2017 guaranteed pay $3,250,000 Total contract pay $25,900,000 National title bonus $250,000 Bowl game bonus $100,000 for appearing in a major bowl; $75,000 for appearing in Russell or Citrus Bowl; $50,000 for appearing in ACC defined tier I or tier II bowl tickets suite for football games and 6 tickets to basketball games Reach CFP $150,000
college Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson conference ACC state North Carolina 2017 guaranteed pay Private school Total contract pay National title bonus Bowl game bonus tickets Reach CFP

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