MSU AD, Revenue Coaches All Get Contract Extensions The Enlightened Spartan: MSU AD, Revenue Coaches All Get Contract Extensions

Friday, September 11, 2009

MSU AD, Revenue Coaches All Get Contract Extensions

The MSU Board of Trustees just extended the contracts for AD Mark Hollis, head football coach Mark Dantonio and head men's basketball coach Tom Izzo through the 2016 seasons. Dantonio is making $1.8 million a year (up from $1.13 last year) and will get a $2 million bonus if he sticks around another seven seasons. Tom Izzo is making a combined $1.6 million annually (through a combination of sources, not all salary), with $300,000 deferred. The board also approved contract extensions for women's basketball coach Suzy Merchant through 2014 and hockey coach Rick Comley through 2013.

"Today's action calls attention to athletic leadership here that is marked by very good people, composing a very good team, and a future with stability as well as excellence," university president Lou Anna K. Simon said in a statement.

Now THAT IS A COMMITMENT TO CONTINUITY AND AWARDS FOR SUCCESS . No pressure now, just win baby, just WIN! Excellent moves by Hollis and Simon.

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