Auburn’s new soccer coach, Bryan Harsin, signed a six-year contract with the school that will pay him an average of $ 5.25 million, according to documents released Monday.
Harsin, who came to Auburn from Boise State in December, is signed through December 31, 2026. His salary starts at $ 5 million and increases by $ 100,000 on January 1 of each contract year. Harsin’s bonus structure includes $ 100,000 for winning the SEC West Division and $ 250,000 for winning an SEC championship.
He will earn $ 200,000 for each New Year’s Six Bowl appearance; $ 300,000 for reaching the college football playoff; $ 400,000 for achieving the national title and $ 800,000 for winning a national championship.
If Auburn fires Harsin without cause, it will owe the coach 70% of his remaining salary during the term of the contract, half of which will be paid within 30 days of termination. The remaining 50% would be paid in four years, and Harsin’s warranty is not subject to offset or mitigation. Auburn had a similarly structured deal with Harsin’s predecessor, Gus Malzahn, who was fired in December. Malzahn was owed more than $ 21 million on his contract and received half of the amount within 30 days. UCF hired Malzahn as its coach last month. Malzahn earned $ 6,927,589 at Auburn in 2020.
If Harsin leaves Auburn before the end of the contract, he owes the school $ 7 million in the first year, $ 5 million in the second year, and $ 3 million in the third year. Your purchase then drops by $ 1 million each in the fourth and fifth years of the deal.
Harsin, 44, made $ 1.85 million at Boise State in 2020. He comes to Auburn with a 76-24 record in eight seasons as head coach.