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Inside look: Rodriguez’s salary

Keith Hickman-Perfetti
Keith Hickman-Perfetti/ Arizona Daily Wildcat Rich Rodriguez speaks during the press conference to officially announce his appointment to the head coach of UA football on 22 Nov. 2011.

Arizona introduced former Michigan and West Virginia coach Rich Rodriguez as its next head football coach on Tuesday, and also announced the details of his five-year contract. Here’s how things break down:

Year 1: $1,450,000
Year 2: $1,500,000
Year 3: $1,600,000
Year 4: $1,700,000
Year 5: $1,800,000

Rodriguez is also paid $300,000 annually by Nike and IMG

The 48-year-old coach’s salary also includes a number of incentives.

Bowl game and Pac-12 Achievements

BCS National Championship Game: $150,000
Any other BCS game: $100,000
Pac-12 South Division championship: $75,000
Pac-12 Conference championship: $75,000
Non-BCS bowl game: $75,000

Final BCS team rankings

Ranked in top-10: $50,000
Ranked between 11th and 15th: $40,000
Ranked between 16th and 25th: $30,000

Total season tickets sold (including students)

35,000-40,000: $60,000
40,001-45,000: $70,000
More than 45,000: $80,000

Coach of the Year

National Coach of the year: $50,000
Pac-12 Conference Coach of the Year: $30,000

Academic achievement

Team GPA between 2.6 and 2.9: $5,000
Team GPA higher 3.0 or higher: $7,500
Team APR meets or exceeds 940: $5,000
Team APR is 1,000: $7,500

Other perks

Courtesy cars: 2
Football season tickets: 8
Men’s basketball season tickets: 4
Women’s basketball season tickets: 4
Softball season tickets: 4
Baseball season tickets: 4
Volleyball season tickets: 4
Persons to any BCS or non-BCS bowl game, including ticket, hotel and air travel: 15
Non-commercial private jet usage for recruiting or other football related activities: 45 hours
Country club memberships: 1

Termination clauses:

  • If UA terminates the coach without cause then UA will pay the coach one-half of the sum of his then annual UA-funded compensation pro-rated over the remaining life of the contract.
  • If UA terminates the coach with cause then the coach will receive no additional pay beyond the termination date of his contract.
  • If coach leaves UA before the end of the contract trem then the coach will pay UA one-half of the sum of his then annual UA-funded compensation pro-rated over the remaining life of the contract.
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