In January, news broke that Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin was in line for an extension and raise pending approval from the university’s board of regents. As expected, Sumlin’s new contract was approved and the Dallas Morning News obtained the specifics of the second-year coach’s new deal.
Sumlin’s new contract extends through the 2017 season and will pay him $3.1 million in 2013 (he was receiving $2 million). That amount breaks down to $500,000 annually plus an annual supplemental payment of $2,600,000. That supplemental amount will increase to $2,725,000 in 2015 and then decreases to $2,350,000 in 2017.
You can also see Sumlin’s contract here.
Bonuses for Sumlin include: $100,000 for making the SEC championship game ($150,000 for winning); $250,000 for appearing in a BCS bowl ($300,000 for winning); $300,000 for a BCS championship appearance ($400,000 for winning); $50,000 for being named SEC coach of the year; and $75,000 for being named national coach of the year.
Sumlin also receives $3.4 million to pay his assistants, which is up $700,000 from 2012. His buyout remains at $2 million and will be reduced by $400,000 each year of the contract.
Can’t say Sumlin hasn’t earned his additional compensation.