Most college coaches' contracts come with performance based incentives, and that also rings true for Todd Graham. He currently has a base contract of $2.7 million after a contract extension raised his annual salary $300,000 back in May of 2014. Per the terms of his contract, his salary will rise again by $100,000 on Jan. 1 2015, according to AZCentral.
Unfortunately for Graham, an appearance in the Pac-12 Championship game earns him an extra $270,000, so the Territorial Cup loss essentially lost him that amount of money. With the regular season completed, however, let's take a look at what extra incentives Graham has earned this year and still could earn. (All contract information gathered from AZCentral and Newsday)
- Graham has already earned $225,000 for what will be an appearance in a non-major bowl. He could secure himself another $25,000 if he wins the bowl ASU appears in.
- For winning nine games, Graham has accumulated $150,000, he could earn another $150,000 if he reaches the 10-win mark in the bowl game.
- There is a small chance Graham wins the Pac-12 coach of the year again, which would earn him an extra $50,000.
- Graham could earn one percent of his annual salary which is $27,000 if he finishes in the top 25 in the final rankings of the polls.
- Graham could add another $270,000 if the team's academic progress rate is above 970, but that seems highly unlikely since the football team's APR hasn't been above 945 in the past eight years per the NCAA.
This totals $375,000 already earned this season and could reasonably add another $252,000 to his total.Graham's current contract runs out on June 30th, 2019.