Here's what every Michigan coach is making this year

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 5:43pm

Michigan softball coach Carol Hutchins has an option to become Special Assistant to the Athletic Director if she retires.

Michigan softball coach Carol Hutchins has an option to become Special Assistant to the Athletic Director if she retires. Buy this photo
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You’ve probably seen articles discussing the compensation received by college coaches, including those at the University of Michigan. Jim Harbaugh’s salary is one of the largest in all of college football — up there with Clemson’s Dabo Swinney and Ohio State’s Urban Meyer. As for John Beilein, the Michigan men’s basketball coach signed a contract extension this summer that will likely see him finish his career in Ann Arbor.

But there has been little reporting about the smaller sports. The Michigan Daily hopes to change that. The Daily requested contracts for every coach employed by the university, via the Freedom of Information Act. Here’s what we received back:

The annual salary for each Michigan varsity coach.

The annual salary for each Michigan varsity coach. Buy this photo
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Jim Harbaugh (football)

  • Harbaugh is set to make $7.5 million in 2018 after receiving a 10 percent raise on both his base salary of $500,000 and additional compensation of $4,500,000. The $7.5 million also includes $2 million in premium advances.

  • He is set to receive another 10 percent bump in both categories at the end of the 2019 season.

  • Also at the end of the 2019 season, Harbaugh’s performance and compensation will be evaluated, possibly leading to a greater salary.

  • Harbaugh’s contract runs through the 2021 season.

  • Potential bonuses include $125,000 for making the Big Ten Championship Game, $250,000 for winning it, $300,000 for making the College Football Playoff, $500,000 for winning a national championship.

  • Harbaugh has a $4,000 apparel allowance for personal use each calendar year.

  • If fired without cause, Harbaugh will still be paid his annual base salary and additional compensation. Harbaugh is required to seek another job as soon as possible in such a situation.

John Beilein (men’s basketball)

  • Beilein will be paid $3.8 million annually through the 2022-23 season. After that, the contract automatically extends until either Beilein retires or the athletic department decides not to renew it.

  • The salary is split into a $400,000 base, $1.9 million additional compensation and $1.5 million being added into a retirement plan.

  • If fired this season, Beilein has a $3 million buyout. That drops to $2 million in 2019-20, then by $500,000 each year.

  • Potential bonuses include $25,000 for an NCAA Tournament berth, a Big Ten Tournament championship or share of the Big Ten regular season title.

Mel Pearson (ice hockey)

  • Pearson is set to make $400,000 annually through the 2021-22 season.

  • That salary is split into a $350,000 base and $50,000 bonus each year.

  • For making the Frozen Four last year, Pearson received a bonus of two months base salary (approximately $58,000).

  • To buy Pearson out from his contract at Michigan Tech, Michigan paid $250,000.

  • If fired without cause, Pearson will be paid, “any earned but unpaid wages and vacation and an amount equivalent to the Base Salary in monthly installments for the remaining terms of this Agreement.” Pearson is required to seek another job as soon as possible in such a situation.

Kim Barnes Arico (women’s basketball)

  • Barnes Arico will be paid $728,000 annually through the 2022-23 season after signing a contract extension this summer.

  • That salary is split into a $400,000 base, $275,000 in additional compensation, $50,000 in deferred compensation and $3,000 under the university’s Nike contract.

  • Barnes Arico will receive a one-time $42,000 payment on September 30, 2018 as deferred compensation accrued from her previous contract.

  • Potential bonuses include $40,000 for winning the Big Ten outright, $20,000 for making the NCAA Tournament and $25,000 per NCAA Tournament win.

  • If fired without cause, Barnes Arico will be paid base salary and additional compensation through the end of the contract. Barnes Arico is required to seek another job as soon as possible in such a situation.

Carol Hutchins (softball)

  • Hutchins is set to make $539,000 this season.

  • That salary is split between a $459,000 base and $80,000 in additional compensation.

  • Her base salary increases by $9,000 every year.

  • Her contract runs through the 2022 season, but includes a rollover clause.

  • Potential bonuses include $20,000 for winning the Big Ten, $25,000 for making the Women’s College World Series and $30,000 for winning the Women’s College World Series.

  • Hutchins’ contract includes an option to assume a role as Special Assistant to the Athletic Director for three years, working a maximum of 20 hours per week at a $75,000 annual salary, once she retires.

Erik Bakich (baseball)

  • Bakich is set to make at least $400,000 annually, through the 2022 season.

  • When Bakich signed his contract in August 2017, he was given $200,000 in a one-time payment for additional compensation.

  • Bakich’s salary also includes supplemental compensation of at least $25,000 annually from the university’s contract with its bat sponsor.

  • Potential bonuses include $20,000 for a Big Ten championship, $25,000 for a College World Series appearance and $30,000 for a College World Series championship.

  • If Bakich leaves before June 30, 2019, he is required to pay the university $125,000. That number drops by $50,000 every year through the end of his contract.

Chaka Daley (men’s soccer)

  • After signing a new contract this past April, Daley will make $161,000 this season.

  • His salary increases by $3,000 each year.

  • Daley’s contract runs through the end of the 2022 season.

  • Potential bonuses include one month's salary (approximately $13,500 this season) for winning the Big Ten and three months salary ($40,250 this season) for winning the NCAA championship.

  • If fired without cause, Daley will be paid, “any earned but unpaid base wages and vacation and an amount equivalent to the Base Salary in monthly installments for the remaining terms of this Agreement.” Daley is required to seek another job as soon as possible in such a situation.

Jennifer Klein (women’s soccer)

  • Klein is set to make $155,000 annually through the 2022 season.

  • Potential bonuses include one month's salary (approximately $13,000) for a Big Ten championship and three months salary ($38,750) for winning an NCAA championship

  • Klein’s contract includes two-for-one matching of retirement contributions if she contributes 5 percent of her gross salary.

  • To relocate her from Southern California, Michigan paid Klein 1.5 months salary (approximately $19,500) to cover her moving expenses. If she leaves before her one-year employment anniversary, Klein must pay that back to the athletic department.

Mike Bottom (swimming and diving)

  • Bottom is set to make $220,000 annually through the 2022 season.

  • That salary is split into a $200,000 base and $20,000 in additional compensation.

  • Potential bonuses include one month's base salary for winning the Big Ten (approximately $17,000) and three months base salary (approximately $51,000) for winning an NCAA championship.

Sean Bormet (wrestling)

  • Bormet is set to make $175,000 annually through the 2023 season.

  • Potential bonuses include one month's base salary (approximately $14,500) for winning the Big Ten and three months base salary ($43,750) for winning an NCAA championship.

  • Bormet’s contract includes two-for-one matching of retirement contributions if he contributes 5 percent of his gross salary.

Kevin Conry (men’s lacrosse)

  • Conry is set to make $190,000 per year through the 2022 season.

  • Potential bonuses include one month's salary (approximately $16,000) for winning the Big Ten and three months salary ($47,500) for winning an NCAA championship.

  • When Conry signed his contract in 2017, he was paid 1.5 months salary (approximately $24,000) to cover moving expenses.

  • Conry’s contract includes two-for-one matching of his retirement contributions if he contributes 5 percent of his salary.

Jan Dowling (women’s golf)

  • Dowling is set to make $120,000 annually through the 2023 season after signing a new contract this June.

  • Potential bonuses include one month's base salary ($10,000) for a Big Ten championship or NCAA regional appearance, and three months base salary ($30,000) for an NCAA championship.

Ronni Bernstein (women’s tennis)

  • Bernstein is set to make $187,500 this season under a contract extension she signed in 2016.

  • That salary is split into a $177,500 base and a $10,000 annual supplemental payment.

  • Bernstein’s contract runs through 2019-20. Her base salary will go up to $184,000 that year.

  • Potential bonuses include one month's base salary (approximately $15,000 this season) for winning the Big Ten and three months base salary ($44,375) for winning the NCAA Tournament.

  • If Bernstein is fired without cause, the university will pay her, “an amount equivalent to the Base Salary in monthly installments for the remaining terms of this Agreement.” Bernstein is required to seek another job as soon as possible in such a situation.

Hannah Nielsen (women’s lacrosse)

  • Nielsen is set to make $130,000 annually through the 2020 season under a contract signed this past February.

  • Potential bonuses include one month's base salary (approximately $11,000) for winning the Big Ten and three months base salary ($32,500) for winning the NCAA championship.

  • If Nielsen is fired without cause, she will be paid, “any earned but unpaid base wages and vacation and an amount equivalent to the Base Salary in monthly installments for the remaining terms of this Agreement.” Nielsen is required to seek another job as soon as possible in such a situation.

Marcelo Leonardi (water polo)

  • Leonardi is set to make $134,000 this season under a contract he signed in 2014.

  • That salary is split into a $129,000 base and a $5,000 bonus.

  • Leonardi’s base salary has gone up by $3,500 for each year of his contract.

  • Leonardi’s contract expires at the end of the 2018-19 season.

  • Potential bonuses include one month's base salary ($10,750 this year) for winning the College Water Polo Association and three months base salary ($32,250 this year) for winning an NCAA championship.

  • If Leonardi is fired without cause, he will be paid, “an amount equivalent to the Base Salary for the remaining term of this Agreement.” Leonardi is required to seek another job as soon as possible in such a situation.

Bev Plocki (women’s gymnastics)

  • Plocki will make $257,000 annually through the 2022 season under a contract signed in December 2017.

  • Potential bonuses include $10,000 for a Big Ten regular season championship and $30,000 for an NCAA championship.

  • If Plocki is fired without cause, she will be paid, “any earned but unpaid base wages and vacation and an amount equivalent to the Base Salary in monthly installments for the remaining term of this Agreement.” Plocki is required to seek another job as soon as possible in such a situation.

Mark Rosen (volleyball)

  • Rosen is set to be paid $190,000 annually through the 2022 season under a contract extension signed in June 2018.

  • Potential bonuses include one month's base salary (approximately $16,000) for a Big Ten championship and three months salary ($47,500) for an NCAA championship.

  • If Rosen is fired without cause, he will be paid, “any earned but unpaid base wages and vacation and an amount equivalent to the Base Salary in monthly installments for the remaining term of this Agreement.” Rosen is required to seek another job as soon as possible in such a situation.

Kevin Sullivan (men’s cross country)

  • Sullivan is set to make $88,200 this season under a contract he signed in 2017.

  • Sullivan’s salary jumps by $4,500 in 2019-20, then jumps again by $2,700 in 2020-21, after which the contract expires.

  • Potential bonuses include one month's base salary ($7,350) for a Big Ten championship and three months salary ($22,050) for an NCAA championship.

  • If Sullivan is fired without cause, the university must pay him, “an amount equivalent to the Base Salary in monthly installments for the remaining term of this Agreement”. Sullivan is required to seek another job as soon as possible in such a situation.

Marcia Pankratz (field hockey)

  • Pankratz is set to make $171,500 this season under a contract extension she signed in 2016.

  • The salary is split into a $161,500 base and $10,000 in additional compensation.

  • Pankratz’s base salary jumps to $166,000 in 2019 and $171,000 in 2020, after which her contract expires.

  • Potential bonuses include one month's base salary (approximately $13,500) for a Big Ten regular season championship and three months base salary ($40,375) for an NCAA Tournament championship.

  • If Pankratz is fired without cause, she will be paid, “an amount equivalent to the Base Salary in monthly installments for the remaining terms of this agreement.” Pankratz is required to seek another job as soon as possible in such a situation.

Adam Steinberg (men’s tennis)

  • Steinberg is set to make $202,200 this season under a contract he signed in 2014.

  • The salary is split into a $187,200 base and a $15,000 annual supplemental payment.

  • Potential bonuses include one month's base salary ($15,600) for a Big Ten regular season championship and three months salary ($46,800) for an NCAA championship

  • If fired without cause, Steinberg will be paid, “an amount equivalent to the Base Salary for the remaining term of this agreement.” Steinberg is required to seek another job as soon as possible in such a situation.

*The Daily was given a contract that expired after the 2015-16 season for women’s cross country coach Mike McGuire.

** The Daily was given a contract that expired on July 15, 2018 for men’s track and field coach Jerry Clayton.

*** Mens gymnastics coach Kurt Golder, rowing coach Mark Rothstein and mens golf coach Chris Whitten do not have formal contracts with the university.

Max Marcovitch contributed to this report