We all know Kentucky associate head coach and recruiting coordinator Vince Marrow received a significant raise after a back-and-forth between Kentucky and Michigan State, but just how much did he receive to return to Lexington?
This morning, Marrow’s contract details were made available by the UK Office of Legal Counsel, with the Kentucky football assistant now set to make $900,000 annually through the 2022 season.
Officially signed on Feb. 13 – one day before he officially announced his return to the school – Marrow now ranks among the highest-paid non-coordinators in all of college football, with Ohio State associate head coach Larry Johnson standing as the lone current coach to match Marrow’s salary.
According to the official contract details, Marrow will also have the following potential bonuses:
- Non College Football Playoff (or its successor) Bowl Game results in bonus of (1) month’s Salary
- SEC Championship Game appearance results in a bonus of one and one-half (1.5) months’ salary.
- College Football Playoff (or its successor) Bowl Game results in a two (2) month bonus.
- The incentive bonuses listed above shall not be cumulative, and Coach shall not be entitled to more than a single bonus in any one year. By way of illustration, if Coach’s team participates in the SEC Championship Game and also participates in the a Non College Football Playoff bowl, Coach shall receive a single incentive bonus equal to 1 1/2 months’ salary.
Should Marrow take another coaching position elsewhere, the Kentucky assistant will be forced to pay $150,000 per year for the remainder of his original agreement.
“Termination by coach for another coaching position: If Coach terminates this Agreement and accepts any other coaching position during the term (per Paragraph #2, above) of this Agreement, the Coach will pay to the University liquidated damages in the amount of $150,000 per year(s) remaining in the Agreement,” the contract states.
Marrow’s contract now matches the annual salary of Kentucky offensive coordinator Eddie Gran and surpasses defensive coordinator Brad White’s $875,000 salary for 2020 before also jumping to $900,000 during the 2021 season.
You can read the contract in its entirety here.