Dantonio and Staff Get Raises from MSU
In the last three years, Mark Dantonio has lost five football games and had finished in the AP top 10 in each of those years. On Friday, he received a well deserved raise.
On top of those accomplishments, Michigan State football also has two Big Ten championships and a Rose Bowl and Cotton Bowl victory over the last 36 months. Their 36-5 record in that time is good for fourth in the NCAA FBS.
Dantonio’s base salary has been increased from $2 million to $2,264,480. His annual bonus increased significantly from $286,000 to $700,000. The extension also includes a one-time $4.3 million contingent annual bonus if he remains the school’s head coach through the 2019 season.
Dantonio's total compensation has jumped from $3.67 million to $4.3 million annually.
Michigan State Athletic Director Mark Hollis announced that about a quarter of a million dollars has been allocated to enhance the salaries of the assistant coaches on Dantonio's staff.
From Michigan State's official press release Mark Hollis said: “With three-straight Top 10 finishes and two Big Ten Championships during that same period, Mark Dantonio and his coaching staff have built an elite football program, Michigan State’s football brand has never been stronger. We’re so excited about the future of our football program under Mark’s leadership and direction."
Danotnio's contract remains a six-year rollover contract after this contract revision.