Lunsford’s success rewarded with contractual incentives

Head coach Chad Lunsford gets swarmed by fans following the win against Appalachian State. Lunsford has accumulated $15,000 this season in bonuses. 

McClain Baxley

Tuesday marks a year since Chad Lunsford was officially named head coach of the Georgia Southern football team. His initial contract provided him with an annual base salary of $650,000 and an $85,000 buyout.

The contract also includes incentives and bonuses contingent on the team’s success. With the team having many successes this year, several different bonuses will appear on Lunsford’s inaugural head coaching paycheck.

The first incentive that Lunsford succeeded is $6,000, for the team winning seven games. The seventh game was won with a victory over Appalachian State on Oct. 26.

Lunsford also earned an additional $2,000 worth of bonuses with wins eight and nine against Coastal Carolina and Georgia State, respectively.

Lunsford will likely pick up another $5,000 for his team being selected to a bowl game Sunday, which brings his total incentive sum to $15,000 this season, and there are still opportunities for more.

Should Lunsford win Sun Belt Coach of the Year and/or National Coach of the Year, he’ll be rewarded $5,000 for each award.

McClain Baxley, The George-Anne Sports Editor, [email protected]