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 Cincinnati coach Luke Fickell conference American Athletic state Ohio 2017 guaranteed pay $1,900,000 Total contract pay $13,400,000 National title bonus Bowl game bonus $250,000 for major bowl appearance; $75,000 for appearing in other bowls; $25,000 for bowl win tickets 14 football season tickets and 13 suite tickets; 8 men's basketball tickets Reach CFP
college Connecticut coach Randy Edsall conference American Athletic state Connecticut 2017 guaranteed pay $1,000,000 Total contract pay $5,500,000 National title bonus $400,000 Bowl game bonus $100,000 for major bowl appearance; $33,333 for other bowls tickets suite and five parking passes for football games. Reach CFP $200,000
college East Carolina coach Scottie Montgomery conference American Athletic state North Carolina 2017 guaranteed pay $1,050,000 Total contract pay $6,025,642 National title bonus $250,000 Bowl game bonus $75,000 for appearing in a major bowl and $100,000 for winning; $25,000 for appearing in other bowls and $50,000 for winning tickets Reach CFP $125,000
college Houston coach Major Applewhite conference American Athletic state Texas 2017 guaranteed pay $1,500,000 Total contract pay $8,750,000 National title bonus Bowl game bonus Annual salary raise of $100,000 if appearance in major bowl tickets 12 football tickets and suite; 6 men's basketball tickets Reach CFP
college Memphis coach Mike Norvell conference American Athletic state Tennessee 2017 guaranteed pay $1,860,000 Total contract pay $11,520,000 National title bonus $300,000 Bowl game bonus $50,000 for appearing in major bowl; $25,000 for other bowls tickets unspecified number of football and men's basketball tickets Reach CFP $100,000
college Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo conference American Athletic state Maryland 2017 guaranteed pay $2,000,000 Total contract pay Declined, citing status as non-government entity National title bonus Bowl game bonus tickets Reach CFP
college SMU coach Chad Morris conference American Athletic state Texas 2017 guaranteed pay Private school Total contract pay National title bonus Bowl game bonus tickets Reach CFP
college South Florida coach Charlie Strong conference American Athletic state Florida 2017 guaranteed pay $1,000,000 Total contract pay $9,800,000 National title bonus Bowl game bonus $50,000 for appearing in a major bowl and $100,000 for winning; $15,000 for appearing in other bowls and $25,000 for winning tickets one suite and six tickets for each football game; four season tickets for men's and women's basketball games Reach CFP $50,000
college Temple coach Geoff Collins conference American Athletic state Pennsylvania 2017 guaranteed pay Pennsylvania law* Total contract pay National title bonus Bowl game bonus tickets Reach CFP
college Tulane coach Willie Fritz conference American Athletic state Louisiana 2017 guaranteed pay Private school Total contract pay National title bonus Bowl game bonus tickets Reach CFP
college Tulsa coach Philip Montgomery conference American Athletic state Oklahoma 2017 guaranteed pay Private school Total contract pay National title bonus Bowl game bonus tickets Reach CFP
college UCF coach Scott Frost conference American Athletic state Florida 2017 guaranteed pay $2,000,000 Total contract pay $11,700,000 National title bonus $200,000 Bowl game bonus $100,000 for appearing in a major bowl and $100,000 for winning; $25,000 for appearing in other bowls and $25,000 for winning tickets one skybox including food and beverage and 12 tickets for home football games; no less than 20 tickets to road football games; 8 basketball tickets Reach CFP $100,000

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