Kevin Wilson’s two-year contract with Ohio State is worth $1.4 million, not including bonus incentives.
Kevin Wilson will be taking a significant pay cut after resigning from the head coaching position at Indiana, but he’ll still be earning quite the salary as Ohio State’s newly hired offensive coordinator.
Per Land-Grant Holy Land:
The former Indiana head coach’s base salary will start at $650,000 for the 2017 season, and will then increase to $750,000 beginning on February 1st, 2018. Additionally, Wilson will receive an 8.5% bonus if the team wins a Big Ten East title, and another 4.25% bonus if they will the Big Ten championship game.
Wilson made $2.32 million in 2016 at Indiana before stepping down following player mistreatment allegations.
In addition to the above regular-season bonuses, Wilson is in line for additional bonuses dependent on the Buckeyes’ performance in the postseason, per Eleven Warriors.
- Participation in a College Football Playoff postseason game: 17 percent base salary additional compensation at the coach’s then-current rate.
- Participation in non-College Football Playoff postseason game and 9-win season: 4.25 percent of base salary bonus at the coach’s then-current rate.
- Participation in semifinals (but not finals) of College Football Playoff: 21.25 percent base salary additional compensation at the coach’s then-current rate.
- If Ohio State wins the CFP semifinal, Wilson is not entitled to his 21.25 percent additional base salary compensation. Instead, he receives an additional 25.5 percent base salary compensation at the coach’s then-current rate.
He’ll also receive a car loan of $600 per month and six football season tickets and two men’s basketball season tickets, free of charge as part of his contract.