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 Baylor coach Matt Rhule conference Big 12 state Texas 2017 guaranteed pay Private school Total contract pay National title bonus Bowl game bonus tickets Reach CFP
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 North Texas coach Seth Littrell conference C-USA state Texas 2017 guaranteed pay $1,013,800 Total contract pay $6,172,800 National title bonus $100,000 Bowl game bonus $100,000 for appearing in a major bowl; $35,000 for other bowls tickets one suite for home football games and 8 season tickets to other sports Reach CFP $100,000
college Rice coach David Bailiff conference C-USA state Texas 2017 guaranteed pay Private school Total contract pay 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 TCU coach Gary Patterson conference Big 12 state Texas 2017 guaranteed pay Private school Total contract pay National title bonus Bowl game bonus tickets Reach CFP
college Texas coach Tom Herman conference Big 12 state Texas 2017 guaranteed pay $5,250,000 Total contract pay $29,750,000 National title bonus $250,000 Bowl game bonus $50,000 for appearing in a major bowl and $50,000 for winning; $25,000 for appearing in a non-major bowl and $50,000 for winning tickets Reach CFP $100,000
college Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin conference SEC state Texas 2017 guaranteed pay $5,000,000 Total contract pay $25,000,000 National title bonus $400,000 Bowl game bonus $250,000 for appearing in a major bowl and $50,000 for winning; $100,000 for appearing in Capital One bowl; $50,000 for appearing in other bowls tickets 12 tickets and one parking pass to football games; 4 men's basketball tickets and one parking pass Reach CFP $300,000
college Texas State coach Everett Withers conference Sun Belt state Texas 2017 guaranteed pay $675,000 Total contract pay $3,500,000 National title bonus Bowl game bonus one month's salary tickets Reach CFP
college Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury conference Big 12 state Texas 2017 guaranteed pay $3,500,000 Total contract pay $22,900,000 National title bonus $500,000 Bowl game bonus CFP non playoff bowl: $150,000 for appearing & $150,000 for winning; Big 12 lower-tier: $25,000 for appearing & $25,000 for winning; higher tier: $75,000 for appearing & $75,000 for winning. tickets 40 ticket suite with food and beverage plan for each home game plus four season tickets; 20 tickets to away games. Reach CFP $250,000
college UTEP coach Sean Kugler conference C-USA state Texas 2017 guaranteed pay $289,541 Total contract pay $2,198,236 National title bonus $100,000 Bowl game bonus $24,128 for any bowl; $48,256 for major bowl tickets Reach CFP
college UTSA coach Frank Wilson conference C-USA state Texas 2017 guaranteed pay $835,000 Total contract pay $4,425,000 National title bonus $100,000 Bowl game bonus $50,000 for appearing in a CFP bowl; $7,500 for appearing in a non CFP bowl; $7,500 for winning any bowl tickets 12 football season tickets and suite; 4 tickets to away games; 2 tickets to men's and women's basketball and baseball Reach CFP

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