The Arizona Wildcats have released information on new football coach Jedd Fisch’s contract.
Fisch’s total compensation over the length of the five-year contract is $14.1 million, with base compensation at $10.1 million. Fisch will earn a base salary of $1.8 million his first two seasons, with $2 million for the 2023 season, $2.2 million in 2024 and $2.3 million in 2025.
He will receive an additional $800,000 per year in “peripheral compensation,” which includes $500,000 annually from promotional and fundraising duties as well as $200,000 per year from Nike and $100,000 from IMG, Arizona’s radio partner.
Previous coach Kevin Sumlin’s five-year contract had a base salary of $14.5 million.
Arizona has authorized up to $3.7 million per year to go toward assistant coaching salaries. Arizona’s assistants in 2020 made $3.067 million, the least of any Pac-12 school.
Fisch’s buyout, if he were to be terminated without cause before his contract ends, is 65% percent of the remaining amount. As for his buyout, Fisch would owe Arizona $6 million if he left at any point during his first year on the job, with that number dropping to $5 million during the second year, $3 million during the third, $1.5 million during the fourth and $1 million during the final year of his contract.
Here is the full contract: