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Discussion in 'Diamond Gators' started by jhfxof, Jun 14, 2019.

  1. jhfxof

    jhfxof GC Hall of Fame

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    I just saw what Butch(au) is getting/ could get bonus wise.. Curious if anyone knows what Sully(or any other HCs) gets by comparison.. Not really dollar amount comparison, but more per achievement.

    CBT has $1m base contract. Got a 25K bonus for making CWS. Another 75k if makes finals...Heres the kicker.. 500K bonus if wins it all, exactly half his base salary.

    Wondering if this is in line w/ others, especially the half the salary bonus part.

    I found it odd personally. Basically saying we rather you be a Coastal Carolina(for ex) rather than a Fl St(for ex) umm,, No thx.

    Almost seems backwards. to way I think at least. But I put very little extra on winning it than I do getting there. Certainly not half the salary worthy. Basically saying 1 title is same worth as 20 CWS trips.. absolute foolishness IMO.
     
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    More info copied from the article.

    Thompson’s new contract does not pay out bonuses for simply making a regional or super regional (being a top-16 national seed triggers a $15,000 bonus, or top-eight $20,000), but could pay up to $600,000 for a national championship when you include the bonuses for making it to Omaha and to the final series.

    Bonuses in Thompson’s contract (which also include figures for SEC regular season and tournament championships, top-10 poll and RPI rankings, and coach of the year awards) are capped at $150,000 annually, but that cap does not include the $500,000 sum that would be paid out for a title.
     
  3. MatsideObserver

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    They had it posted recently and it was something like:
    10% for SEC CHAMPS
    10% for super
    15% for getting to cws
    20% for making Championship round
    30% for winning it all.

    Guessing you get the highest of the post season awards earned so max of 30% if win it all. Also the way it was worded seemed that it applied to the coaches as well as the head coach but not certain about that.
     
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    jhfxof GC Hall of Fame

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    The 15%/30% seems more logical than .025%/50%

    Im sure hes not complaining. Its a new contract, & max this year is triple what it would of been last. Only a 250K base prior to new contact. W/possibility of 250K in bonuses including 25k each for 14 SEC wins, regional & Super births.

    I still find this current bonus structure a bit odd though.
     
  5. MatsideObserver

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    Did he get that contract while Miss State was looking for a new coach? That’s a heck of contract for a guy who was 3 years in.
     
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    It was last June, so very possible. Although don't remember much chatter on him to MSU,,guess that could be why..lol. A 6 year deal also.

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    I just realized the article I was reading was a 2 pager, this was on 2nd page,,& basically what I asked for at start..lol

    Here’s how that bonus structure compares to five of the other seven coaches whose teams made the College World Series (the contracts Vanderbilt's Tim Corbin, who works for a private institution, and Mississippi State's Chris Lemonis were not available at the time of publication):

    Arkansas — Dave Van Horn: Gets a total worth two months of his annual salary ($650,000) for reaching the College World Series ($108,333), which would increase to $150,000 if the Razorbacks win the championship. Also triggered an automatic one-year extension to his contract (with a $50,000 raise) by making the NCAA Tournament this season.

    Florida State — Mike Martin: Has already earned $7,500 for making the NCAA Tournament and $15,000 each for reaching a super regional and the College World Series (a total of $37,500) and would receive an additional $25,000 for a title.

    Louisville — Dan McDonnell: Has already earned $25,000 each for making the NCAA Tournament and winning a regional, and $50,000 more for winning a super regional (a total of $100,000) and would earn another $100,000 for winning a championship.

    Texas Tech — Tim Tadlock: Has already earned $25,000 each for making a super regional and the College World Series (a total of $50,000) and would earn $75,000 more if the Red Raiders win the championship.

    So Auburn’s Thompson has currently made less than each of those five coaches in terms of NCAA Tournament bonuses (just the $25,000 for reaching Omaha), but he stands to make more than any them for if he can lead his team to a College World Series championship.
     
  7. MatsideObserver

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    FSU only pays $25k for winning a natty. Maybe that’s why 11 hasn’t bothered to win one.
     
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    Back to Butch getting that raise. First HC since Steve Renfroe(02-03) to make back to back post seasons. And did it in his 2nd & 3rd seasons.(Renfroe firing still pisses me off 15 yrs later, but not near as much as replacement hire Slater)

    Most wonder why it took him so long to get a SEC gig. 1st CWS as HC, but 7 as asst. So I think they(au) were/are pretty certain they found the right guy both on & off field.

    I was fine w/ the hire, not elated. But figured at worst the pitching would improve(funny thing is it was better under Golloway team era wise) And I thought was great fit at AU, which means more than a lot of places.

    Speaking of ole Sonny G.. I loved that hire,,but knew after about 3 presssers, and couple weeks of the first season it wasn't going to last unless he really won big time,, and then he would of bolted on auburn most likely..
     
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    The L'ville structure makes most sense to me. Of course Im not aware of base, but all in the 1mill+ range probably.
     
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    Complete bonus break down for CBT

    Butch Thompson annual competition bonuses

    Capped at $150,000 per contract year

    • SEC regular-season champion: $25,000
    • SEC Tournament champion: $15,000
    • One of the following:
      • Top-16 national seed in NCAA Tournament: $15,000
      • Top-eight national seed for NCAA Tournament: $20,000
    • College World Series appearance: $25,000
    • College World Series finals appearance: $75,000
    • End-of-season top-10 national ranking (NCAA/USA Today): $15,000
    • End-of-season top-15 RPI ranking: $15,000
    • SEC Coach of the Year (coaches): $30,000
    • National Coach of the Year (ABCA): $25,000
    Not capped

    • National championship bonus: $500,000
     
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    I kind of think if you’re paying a college baseball coach a million a year, making the post season should be an expectation and not bonus worthy. (I get the Omaha bonus and conference championship)
     
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    Apparently AU agrees(other than top 8/16 bonus).. as do I btw.
    ...the 500K though..lol

    Maybe the ones getting a nice chunk to make regional are sub 1mill..??

    And surprised I don't know this, but wonder what Martin base is to only be getting a max of roughly 60K in bonuses?* If I read/added that right*
     
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