Posted by Adam Jacobi
After leading Michigan State to its first 11-win season in program history and its first share of the Big Ten title in two decades, Mark Dantonio was due a reward. He got that reward today, as the school announced it had signed Dantonio to a brand new, five-year rollover contract.
In terms of actual money coming in, little changes for the coach; Dantonio's overally salary was raised from $1.8 million to $1.83 million, a rather insignificant boost. But Dantonio's base salary is raised in the deal, and his incentives have been restructured, according to the statement.
"I know I speak for the entire Spartan family when I say that we are pleased and proud of the success of the Spartan football program under Coach Dantonio," President Lou Anna K. Simon said. "This contract symbolizes the long-term commitment so essential for a successful program. Mark Dantonio is a wonderful person, terrific coach and a very special part of Team MSU."
Here's the breakdown of Dantonio's new salary structure:
• $650,000 base salary
• $869,000 supplemental income
• $100,000 shoe/apparel agreement
• $200,000 contingent annual base
• $13,000 benefits