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Michigan State extends Mark Dantonio, gives DC Pat Narduzzi a raise

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Michigan State, fresh off a 13-1 record, a No. 3 final ranking and a Rose Bowl win, showed its appreciation by giving head coach Mark Dantonio a contract extension and his assistants, including defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi, a raise, the school announced on Tuesday.

A year was added to the length of Dantonio’s contract, making it a six-year rollover. In addition, increases were made to his base salary (from $682,905 to $2 million), supplemental income (from $869,000 to $1 million) and contingent annual base (from $200,000 to $286,000).

Under the new terms, Dantonio will have access to a private airplane for 25 hours of personal use. He also will continue to receive $100,000 from his shoe/apparel agreement and $50,000 guaranteed performance incentives.

Narduzzi, who won the Broyles Award as the nation’s top assistant, saw his annual salary increase to¬†$904,583.

“Mark Dantonio¬†and his assistants have done a remarkable job in putting Michigan State football back on the national map and positioning it to compete for Big Ten Championships on a consistent basis,” athletic director Mark Hollis said. “The amended contract and enhanced compensation reflect his and his coaching staff’s value in the current marketplace.”

If anyone has earned such a bump in salary, it’s Dantonio and his staff, who won the school’s first Big Ten title since 1987 and ended with their highest ranking since 1966.

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7 Responses to “Michigan State extends Mark Dantonio, gives DC Pat Narduzzi a raise”
  1. cfballfan1 says: Feb 25, 2014 8:11 PM

    Well – deserved raise for the best coaches in the B1G and one of the best in the country in MD.

    Go Green!

  2. operwapitsai says: Feb 25, 2014 8:14 PM

    go white

  3. normtide says: Feb 25, 2014 10:47 PM

    Probably the most underrated coach in America. On top of that, he seems to be very happy where he is at.

  4. iammrbinky says: Feb 26, 2014 12:00 AM

    Lets see how good that defense is without Dennard. I suspect a pretty good drop off much like Michigan’s after Woodson turned pro.

  5. midtec2005 says: Feb 26, 2014 8:40 AM

    He’s quietly building a powerhouse up there. I love Dantonio and the way his teams play. I’ll be rooting for MSU all year, except when they meet tOSU in the championship.

  6. thraiderskin says: Feb 26, 2014 10:24 AM

    Thank you MSU, for wanting to compete year in, year out. Dantonio aside, keeping a guy like Narduzzi happy in the B1G is a must. Finally, some other schools are starting to pay their coaching staffs. See you all in the B1G championship game.

  7. florida727 says: Feb 26, 2014 11:43 AM

    Not a B1G or MSU fan per se, but I say good for him. Everything you see or hear about this guy indicates he does it the right way and is a first-class individual. Spartan fans should be happy. College football could use more guys like him.

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