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Herd hands Doc Holliday a contract extension

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Just a couple of weeks before the start of summer camp, Doc Holliday has been rewarded for his work in Huntington.

In a press release, Marshall announced that it has reached agreement with its head football coach on a contract extension.  The new deal is for two additional years and ties Holliday to the Herd through the 2014 season.

The release explains that “Monday’s extension did not include an increase in Holliday’s base ($175,000) and supplemental salary ($425,000 for radio, television and fundraising appearances on behalf of the Big Green Scholarship Foundation).” However, Holliday did see a bump in the amount of potential earnings via incentives.

He has incentives in his contract, if achieved, for an additional $145,000. Those include a $30,000 bonus for each conference championship and $30,000 for each Marshall bowl appearance. Both figures are an increase of $10,000 over his previous contract.

The Herd is coming off a 10-4 season, the program’s best since going 11-2 in 2002. Overall, the Herd is 27-24 in Holliday’s four years in Huntington.

“Coach Holliday has made Marshall football relevant again,” athletic director Mike Hamrick said. “With his leadership, the Thundering Herd is on its way to competing for championships on a regular basis.”

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