Contract Extension for Craig Bohl | VideoKFYR-TV Sports | 1/1/2013
If it ever does happen, Craig will be leaving in the middle of a long contract extension. Today, Bohl and the Bison have agreed to an eight year contract extension running for next season through 2021, "this is a great partnership," Bohl said, "It`s a commitment by NDSU and it`s also a commitment by myself to continue to move our football program forward. Wins and losses certainly we think are important but there`s a lot more that goes into the wins and losses just as far as how our program is moving forward so we`re certainly excited about that."
The Bison play Sam Houston State in the F.C.S. national championship game on Saturday. Bohl is in his 10th-season at NDSU, "many times people have one year of success and the next thing you know they`re getting a ten year contract," says NDSU Athletic Director Gene Taylor, "Craig Bohl`s history here has been phenomenal. He`s had ten years of tremendous success, three years in the playoffs, two years back to back Missouri Valley championships and back to back trips to the national championship. I think he deserved a pretty strong commitment from North Dakota State University and President Bresciani is very pleased with this direction."
Bohl is only 4 wins from passing Rocky Hager on the Bison all-time wins list.
Taylor said the current base salary of the contract is $206,503. The annual salary will be increased by a minimum of five percent per year effective July 1, 2013, contingent on performance evaluations. The contract includes a three (3) percent of gross home football regular season single-game and season ticket sales. There are also incentives for a Missouri Valley Football Conference Championship ($10,000), Football Championship Subdivision home ($5,000) and away ($2,500) playoff games, a FCS runner-up finish ($10,000) and a FCS championship ($15,000). The contract includes provisions for the assistant coaches to receive compensation for a conference championship ($1,500), FCS home ($1,500) and away ($750) playoff games, a FCS runner-up finish ($1,500) and a FCS championship ($2,000). It also states the yearly budget for assistant coach salaries shall be in the top 10 percent of FCS football programs.