Dabo Swinney becomes the nation’s second-highest-paid coach

Dabo Swinney becomes the nation’s second-highest-paid coach
(Source: Clemson Athletics)

CLEMSON, SC (WIS) - There’s a lot of money coming Dabo Swinney’s way.

Clemson’s head football coach has agreed to a new 10-year contract through 2028, officials said.

The new contract totals out to $93 million in compensation and retention. Plus, the contract includes more than $1 million in incentives including $250,000 for winning the College Football Playoff National Championship.

“I am grateful and humbled by the incredible commitment Clemson has made to me, my family and our football program,” Swinney said in a statement. “For more than a decade, we have given our all to provide this world-class university and our incredible fans the championship football program they deserve – to live up to Best is the Standard. With this contract, we make a collective statement that we intend to continue pursuing championships and developing total student-athletes for years to come. Our sustained continuity in vision, people and culture has been a key ingredient to our success, on and off the field. I am thankful for the leadership we have at Clemson and appreciate all they do for Clemson Football. I am truly blessed to be your Head Football Coach.”

The contract also includes a general buyout clause should Swinney leave Clemson for another head coaching position and a buyout enhancement clause specifically if Swinney takes the head coaching job at Alabama.

Clemson begins the 2019 season on Aug. 29 at home against Georgia Tech.

Dabo Swinney pens an open letter to Clemson supporters after agreeing to a new contract. (Source: Clemson University)
Dabo Swinney pens an open letter to Clemson supporters after agreeing to a new contract. (Source: Clemson University)

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