Bradley slated to earn $600,000 during first season at West Virginia

West Virginia defensive assistant Tom Bradley gives instructions during the Mountaineers’ first spring practice Sunday.


MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Newly hired West Virginia associate head coach Tom Bradley will earn a base salary of $600,000 in his first season, according to a contract obtained Monday from the university.

His two-year deal, the details of which were acquired by MetroNews through a Freedom of Information Act request, features a total salary of $1 million and runs through Jan. 30, 2016, at which point Bradley would receive a $50,000 retention incentive.

MORE: Read the complete terms of Bradley’s contract.

MetroNews first reported Feb. 21 that the 57-year-old Bradley—who spent more than three decades as a Penn State assistant and defensive coordinator—had agreed to join the Mountaineers’ staff. His contract was signed Feb. 19 and took effect Feb. 24.

Bradley was assigned to coach the defensive line, though head coach Dana Holgorsen said his experience can help in “a lot” of areas.

The contract stipulates Bradley could continue accruing salary for up to 180 days in the event of Holgorsen’s resignation. It also includes various performance incentives:

12 wins: $15,000
11 wins: $ 10,000
10 wins: $7,500
9 wins: $5,000
Big 12 title: $7,500
Non-playoff bowl appearance: $10,000
College playoff appearance: $15,000
National semifinal victory: $5,000
National championship game berth: $20,000
National championship game victory: $5,000

Bradley’s contract also calls for customary perks, including a courtesy vehicle, compensation for camps and clinics, and an assortment of tickets (four to each home football game, four to a WVU bowl game, two to each men’s and women’s basketball game).

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