SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — The University of Utah football team played in the Pac12 Championship Game for the first time last fall and Head Coach Kyle Whittingham will be handsomely rewarded.
2News has obtained a copy of Whittingham’s new five-year contract through an open records request. It shows he will earn a little over $4.1 million, plus bonuses, and will also receive $200,000 salary increases each year.
Whittingham’s compensation starts with a $1.3 million base salary and $150,000 annual raises.
He will also receive $1,105,000 in compensation from radio and TV revenue with $50,000 annual raises. Whittingham received $1.3 million in additional compensation for public speaking, appearances, and fundraising activities. Whittingham also gets $462,917 in compensation from the school’s all sports outfitter agreement with Under Armour.
There are also bonuses built into the new five-year contract:
Other perks in the contract include a membership at Salt Lake Country Club, a car, 28 football season tickets, plus a luxury suite and eight basketball season tickets.
If he retires from the U, Whittingham will be a special assistant to the Athletics Director for eight years, acting as a consultant and doing fundraising work, and would receive one-eighth of the total compensation he was receiving at the time of retirement.