Dave Doeren won more games in 2014 than the previous season and will make more money to coach N.C. State’s football team under the terms of the contract extension announced by the school on Friday.
Doeren will get what amounts to a $400,000 raise and an additional two years on his contract.
Between his base salary and supplemental compensation, Doeren will make about $2.2 million per year. The contract goes through the 2019 season.
With bonuses, including several new ones in the restructured deal, Doeren could make much more.
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The Wolfpack finished 8-5 in 2014, a five-game improvement from Doeren’s first season.
N.C. State closed the year by winning four of the last five games, including a 35-7 win at North Carolina and a 34-27 win over Central Florida in the Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl.
Two of Doeren’s former schools had job openings this offseason, Wisconsin and Kansas. N.C. State athletics director Debbie Yow said Doeren’s future is with the Wolfpack.
“Coach Doeren is a terrific fit for N.C. State,” Yow wrote in a text message Friday. “He shares our values and believes we have no limitations except those we place on ourselves.”
Doeren, 43, has an 11-14 record at N.C. State and 34-18 in four seasons as a head coach.
Doeren’s new deal includes a base salary of $840,000 and an annual supplemental package worth $1,360,000. The contract offers several new incentives to repeat the success of 2014.
The contract includes increased bonuses for winning the division ($100,000) and the conference ($200,000) and a bowl game outside the College Football Playoff structure ($75,000). With the advent of the CFP, the contract has been updated to include bonuses for winning a New Year’s Six bowl ($200,000), a CFP semifinal game ($300,000) and for winning the national championship ($500,000).
New to the contract is an incentivized bonus for reaching certain win totals. starting at eight wins per season ($50,000) and going to 12-plus wins per season ($250,000).
Another eight-win season would give Doeren a flat bonus of $50,000 plus a $100,000 increase to his annual supplemental income.
An eight-win season also triggers an automatic one-year extension to the contract. A 10-win season triggers a two-year extension.
Under Doeren’s previous contract, only a top 25 finish would trigger an automatic extension.
The terms of the buyout of Doeren’s contract remain the same. Doeren would owe his base salary times the number of years remaining on his contract. So Doeren’s buyout after the 2015 season would be $3.36 million.