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 Florida coach Jim McElwain conference SEC state Florida 2017 guaranteed pay $4,218,200 Total contract pay $29,249,059 National title bonus $250,000 Bowl game bonus $100,000 for appearing in a major bowl; $37,500 for other bowls tickets 12 tickets to home and away football games Reach CFP $150,000
college Florida Atlantic coach Lane Kiffin conference C-USA state Florida 2017 guaranteed pay $950,000 Total contract pay $4,750,000 National title bonus $300,000 Bowl game bonus tickets suite for home football games plus 20 tickets; 12 football away tickets; 4 tickets to other sports Reach CFP $100,000
college Florida International coach Butch Davis conference C-USA state Florida 2017 guaranteed pay $900,000 Total contract pay $4,500,000 National title bonus $300,000 Bowl game bonus $125,000 for appearing in major bowl game; $35,000 for other bowls tickets 20 football season tickets plus use of private stadium suite Reach CFP $150,000
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 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 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 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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