N.C. State’s new adidas deal to outfit every Wolfpack team

jgiglio@newsobserver.com April 25, 2012 

N.C. State has completed a four-year, $7 million shoe and apparel deal with adidas, which will outfit all of the Wolfpack’s sports teams.

The German sports apparel company had a previous deal with the football and men’s basketball teams, but the new deal will cover all 23 N.C. State teams, which is projected to save the school between $900,000 and $1 million a year from its previous deals with a variety of shoe and apparel companies.

Included in the adidas deal is an annual cash payment of $425,000, which, in part, is used as supplemental income for football coach Tom O’Brien and men’s basketball coach Mark Gottfried. O’Brien receives $360,000 in supplemental compensation, according to his contract, and Gottfried receives $450,000.

The supplemental pay for the top two coaches is comprised of money from the apparel deal and the media contract. N.C. State signed a new, 10-year multimedia deal with Capitol Broadcasting and Learfield Sports, worth $49 million, in March.

Giglio: 919-829-8938

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