On the heels of his introductory press conference, the details of the new/old head football coach Randy Edsall’s contract are out.
Among the more interesting details is that his son will have a job in the athletic department, provided that Edsall is not his direct supervisor and he cannot influence his position within the department.
Edsall’s base salary is $400,000 and the contract is for five years, with the option to extend it two years after a 24-month review. He will also receive $600,000 for media and fundraising obligations, among other things.
There is also has a retention bonus that will vest on December 1, 2019 and December 1, 2021. If he is still employed on that date in 2019, he will see $300,000 and will get $200,000 more if he is still on the job in 2021.
The buyouts are much smaller than they were with Bob Diaco’s contract extension. If Edsall is fired before December 1, 2017, the buyout is $3 million and decreases on December 1 every year by $1 million until it hits zero on December 1, 2019.
Edsall could also see some nice bonuses if UConn makes some bowl games. Winning the College Football Playoff is worth $400,000 and making a semifinal will give him a bonus of $200,000. A non-playoff New Year’s Six Bowl will see a bonus of $100,000 and any other bowl is worth one-month base salary.
National coach of the year will give him “1.5-month base salary”, or $50,000. Winning the conference’s coach of the year award would earn half a month’s salary.
Winning the regular season conference title is worth one month base salary and participating in the conference championship game is worth a half month base salary, winning the conference championship game would add another half-month base salary.
All of these payments can also be wiped out starting in year two if either the one-year APR or the four-year rolling APR is less than 950.