EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio is getting a raise after leading the Spartans to college football's playoff.
The school announced Friday that Dantonio's annual compensation is increasing from $3.67 million to $4.3 million. His revised contract is still a six-year rollover deal.
''With three straight top-10 finishes and two Big Ten championships during that same period, Mark Dantonio and his coaching staff have built an elite football program,'' athletic director Mark Hollis said. ''Michigan State's football brand has never been stronger. We're so excited about the future of our football program under Mark's leadership and direction.''
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Dantonio's team has gone 36-5 over the past three seasons with two Big Ten titles. The Spartans won the Rose Bowl at the end of the 2013 season, and they reached the national semifinals in 2015.
The school says Dantonio's base salary increases from $2 million to $2,264,480, and his contingent annual bonus goes up from $286,000 to $700,000. The contract now includes a one-time $4.3 million contingent annual bonus if he remains Michigan State's coach through Jan. 15, 2020, and if Dantonio retires before then, he'll be provided with post-coaching employment for one year with a salary of $1 million.
Also, if he leaves, the buyout provision of the contract has been eliminated.
The school also announced that nearly $250,000 has been allocated to enhance the salaries of assistant coaches.