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Arizona releases Chip Hale’s contract details

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Before Chip Hale was introduced as the new head baseball coach on Wednesday, the Arizona Wildcats released his contract details.

Hale inked a five-year contract on July 6 that will pay him a base salary $435,000 in his first season and increase by $5,000 every season. He will also earn a $65,000 payout from Nike each season, bringing his salary to $2.55 million over five years and $500,000 in his first season.

For reference, Jay Johnson’s salary was roughly $850,000 in his final season at Arizona but that included $300,000 from the school’s Longevity Fund.

Hale can also earn bonuses for his team’s academics and performance. They are...

APR bonuses

  • 975-985 — $3,000/team
  • 986-999 — $7,500/team
  • 1000 (single year) — $15,000/team

GPA bonuses

  • 3.00-3.20 GPA — $1,500/team
  • 3.21-3.40 GPA — $2,500/team
  • 3.41-3.90 GPA — $5,000/team
  • 3.91-4.00 GPA — $7,500/team

Annual performance bonuses (which cannot exceed $160,000)

  • Pac-12 regular season championship — $20,000
  • Pac-12 conference tournament championship — $10,000
  • Team advances to NCAA Regionals — $10,000
  • Team advances to NCAA Super Regionals — $20,000
  • Team advances to College World Series — $25,000
  • Team reaches CWS championship series — $20,000
  • Team wins CWS — $100,000
  • Pac-12 Coach of the Year — $10,000*
  • National Coach of the Year — $10,000*

*does not count toward $160,000 bonus cap

Athletic/event tickets

  • 6 baseball tickets for away games
  • 10 baseball reserved seat season tickets (home games)
  • 2 football season tickets (home games)
  • 2 men’s basketball season tickets (home games)
  • 2 women’s basketball season tickets (home games)
  • 2 Wildcard Sports Passes (home games)

Buyouts

  • Termination for clause payment by coach to university for damages resulting from violations of NCAA or conference regulations — $100,000
  • Buyout without cause — 65% of the base salary of the remaining contract
  • Termination by coach liquidated damages payable to university — 65% of the base salary of the remaining contract