TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – Alabama coach Nick Saban, who won a record seven national championships, has agreed to a three-year contract extension until the 2028 season.
Alabama announced the extension on Monday, including $ 8.425 million in base salary and talent honoraria for the current contract year with annual increases of unspecified amounts.
Saban, 69, who has led the Crimson Tide to six national championships since taking office in 2007, will receive a “contract completion allowance” of $ 800,000 after each contract year from 2022 to 25.
Saban said in a statement that he and his wife, Terry, “are happy and happy to sign yet another contract extension that will keep us at Tuscaloosa until the end of our career. Our family calls Tuscaloosa and the state of l ‘Home Alabama is a place where our roots now run deep. “
He signed a new eight-year agreement in 2018 worth at least $ 74.4 million, including $ 400,000 in annual increases and three payments of $ 800,000 for completion of contract years. This makes him the highest paid coach in college football.
Saban was set to earn $ 9.3 million last year, which puts him at the top again, according to USA Today’s college footballer salary database. LSU’s Ed Orgeron, Clemson’s Dabo Swinney and Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh also topped $ 8 million, according to the database.
Alabama won another national championship in Saban’s 14th season in January with their second perfect record with the Tide. It was a record-breaking seventh national title for Saban, who also won the 2003 BCS crown at LSU, breaking a tie with former Alabama coach Bear Bryant among FBS coaches.
He led Alabama to seven Southeastern Conference Championships and a 170-23 field record (five wins were nullified in 2007 due to NCAA infractions).