Nick Saban inks three-year contract extension; assistants earn raises

Nick Saban inks three-year contract extension; assistants earn raises

Nick Saban addressed the media one last time before his team faced Washington in the Peach Bowl. // CW Tyler Waldrep

University of Alabama athletic director Greg Byrne announced on Tuesday that the school has signed Nick Saban to an eight-year extension. The new contract will keep Saban as head coach until the 2025 season. Saban’s base salary of $245,000 and talent fee of $8.48 million will remain the same, but he will now receive a “contract extension signing incentive” that pays him $4 million.

Saban’s new contract adds three years onto his existing contract and will run through Jan. 31, 2025.

“Terry and I are pleased and happy to agree to the contract extension The University of Alabama has offered us, ensuring our time here in Tuscaloosa will continue for many more years,” Saban said. “This has become our home and we are looking forward to finishing our career at Alabama. I want to thank President Bell, Greg Byrne, our athletic administration, football staff and the entire University community for all of their support, which has been instrumental in the success of our organization.”

Saban wasn’t the only one on Alabama’s staff to receive new contracts. New offensive coordinator Brian Daboll earned a three-year, $1.2 million contract. Along with him, Byrne’s five-year contract was approved, and many assistant coaches outside of Daboll received raises.

Notably, outside linebackers coach Tosh Lupoi was given a $400,000 raise to bring his salary up to $950,000 annually. Lupoi is not only influential on the field, but he also is one of Alabama’s best recruiters. Lupoi was being tapped by many teams to become their defensive coordinators, but elected to stay with the Crimson Tide.

Salaries for Saban and his coaching staff

Greg Bryne: $900,000 salary.

Nick Saban: His salary remains at $6.9 million, but he will now receive a $4 million signing bonus. He is now signed through Jan. 31, 2025

Brian Daboll: $1.2 million salary through Feb. 29, 2020.

Jeremy Pruitt: $1.3 million salary, including a $100,000 salary raise every year starting at 2018 until end his contract on Feb. 29, 2020.

Mike Locksley: $600,000 salary until Feb. 28, 2020

Tosh Lupoi: $950,000 salary until Feb. 29 2020

Joe Pannunzio: $375,000 salary until Feb. 28, 2019

Brent Key: $400,000 salary until Feb. 28, 2019

Burton Burns: $490,000 salary until Feb. 28, 2019

Derrick Ansley: $405,000 salary until Feb. 28 2019

Scott Cochran: $535,000 salary until Feb. 29, 2020

Karl Dunbar: $275,000 salary, including a $300,000 raise in 2018.

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