• Performance-based bonuses have become a common element of compensation packages for college athletic coaches.

Typical performance milestones include national championships, conference championships, and games-won thresholds.


• As adoption of performance bonuses has increased, the size of contingent payouts has also grown significantly

The total sum of potential performance bonus payouts across multiple sports programs can account for a meaningful portion of athletic department budgets and cash reserves.


• Many college athletic departments are now faced with large potential cash outlays, creating financial risk and uncertainty.

This can be especially onerous at a time when university budgets are strained and athletic programs are viewed with heightened scrutiny.



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