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Tournament coaches can earn NCAA bonuses

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Thursday, March 20, 2014, at 1:20 p.m.
  • Updated Thursday, March 20, 2014, at 5:09 p.m.

Kansas’ Division I coaches all receive extra compensation for their team’s achievements. How much they receive depends on the rest of the NCAA Tournament.

Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall has already earned $117,000 in pre-tournament bonuses: $20,000 for 20 victories, $18,000 for winning the Valley regular-season title, $18,000 for winning the MVC Tournament, $25,000 for being Valley Coach of the Year, and $36,000 for reaching the NCAAs.

Marshall can make $36,000 for each additional game past Friday’s opener, $60,000 more by reaching the Sweet 16, $100,000 for the the Final Four, $200,000 more for a national title and $50,000 more if he is named coach of the year by the Associated Press or the National Association of Basketball Coaches.

Kansas State coach Bruce Weber can earn a negotiation period for a contract extension or modification if the Wildcats win twice this weekend. His contract amendment, signed in April 2013, calls for negotiations after the 2014-15 season if K-State reaches the Sweet 16, wins either Big 12 title, receives a 1 or 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament, or he wins Big 12 or national coach of the year. Those incentives are for this season and next season.

Weber has already earned a 8-percent bonus for K-State reaching the tournament, and it goes up to 16 percent if the Cats reach the Sweet 16. The bonus continues up to 20 percent for an Elite Eight spot, 24 percent for the Final Four and 32 percent for the national championship. Weber makes $1.75 million this season.

Kansas coach Bill Self’s contract, extended in August 2012, calls for Self to receive $50,000 for winning the Big 12 regular-season title, but he does not receive NCAA Tournament bonuses until the Jayhawks reach the Final Four ($150,000). A national championship would bring another $200,000.

Wichita State women’s coach Jody Adams has earned $31,000 in bonuses: $8,000 for a winning conference record, $8,000 for a league co-championship, $8,000 for winning the conference tournament, and $7,000 for reaching the NCAA Tournament. WSU plays at Penn State on Sunday. Adams could earn $15,000 with two wins and $20,000 for four wins, which would put the Shockers in their first Final Four.

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