Ole Miss head coach Mike Bianco, the 2022 D1Baseball Coach of the 12 months, on Wednesday, signed a brand new four-year contract extension that features a substantial base wage improve and efficiency bonus enhancements.
The elevate and extension come after Bianco guided the Rebels to their first nationwide championship with a sequence win over Oklahoma on the School World Collection this previous June.
Bianco, 55, was beforehand sitting on the $1.2M mark when it comes to base wage, however with this new four-year deal, his base wage is now as much as $1.625M, which ranks second nationally and within the Southeastern Convention — solely behind Vanderbilt’s Tim Corbin.
“I recognize Keith, Chancellor Boyce and our Board of Trustees for proactively and aggressively getting this finished,” Bianco stated. “I’m ecstatic about persevering with to steer this unimaginable program with the help of a group meaning a lot to Camie and me. I’ve stated it earlier than and I’ll say it once more, there is no such thing as a higher fan base within the nation. We’ve at all times recognized that however after what you guys did in Omaha, your entire nation is aware of it – Insurgent followers confirmed up and made a distinction! As at all times, none of this occurs with out the unimaginable gamers and coaches who’ve helped us construct this program alongside the way in which. I can’t wait to see everybody again at Swayze subsequent spring, and I’m proud to be an Ole Miss Insurgent.”
Along with his increased base wage, extra particulars emerged about Bianco’s new contract on Wednesday afternoon.
When it comes to on-field efficiency and annual wage will increase, Bianco will now get a $35K elevate if the Rebels attain the Tremendous Regional spherical. He’ll get $50,000 in the event that they attain the School World Collection, and the grand prize is a $100K elevate if this system wins the nationwide title. These would all be additions to his annual base wage.
Different notable, particular person, bonuses embrace $15K if the Rebels win the SEC West, $25K for a convention common season crown, $25K for a convention match crown and $25K for profitable the SEC Coach of the 12 months award. He additionally will get $25K for internet hosting a regional, $15K for being in a brilliant regional however not internet hosting and $25K for internet hosting a brilliant regional. Curiously, he would get a one-time $150K bonus for making the MCWS, $300K for taking part in for a nationwide championship and $400K if this system wins one other nationwide title. Lastly, he would get $50K for profitable Nationwide Coach of the 12 months honors as he did by us this previous season.
These bonuses can be along with the annual improve benchmarks.
Extra bonuses to say embrace $125K for 900 wins, $250K for 1,000 wins, 1,100 wins for 1,100 wins, $250K for turning into the winningest coach within the SEC and $250K for reaching win No. 1,200 at Ole Miss.
“We’re blessed to have Mike Bianco as our head coach, and we intend for him to steer our baseball staff for a lot of, a few years to come back,” Ole Miss athletic director Keith Carter stated. “Along with his outstanding observe document, nobody was extra deserving of that nationwide title run than Mike. We’ve achieved a lot in each aspect of our program, and beneath Mike’s management, we stay up for persevering with that degree of success and experiencing extra championship moments.”
Earlier than this contract extension and lift, Bianco ranked sixth within the SEC in wage. Now, he’s second solely behind Corbin. After Bianco at $1.625M, Tennessee’s Tony Vitello ranks third at $1.5M, adopted by Texas A&M’s Jim Schlossnagle ($1.41M), Arkansas’ Dave Van Horn ($1.3M), Mississippi State’s Chris Lemonis ($1.25M) and LSU’s Jay Johnson and Florida’s Kevin O’Sullivan are every sitting at $1.2M. When it comes to coaches exterior of the SEC, Louisville’s Dan McDonnell is within the seven-figure membership, and new Clemson head coach Erik Bakich and Florida State head coach Hyperlink Jarrett will each attain the seven-figure mark a number of years into their tenures.
Only a yr in the past, Bianco had renewed his dedication to Ole Miss as a substitute of continuous to courtroom LSU, his alma mater. Some Ole Miss followers have been — on the time — upset that he was returning for one more season. That thought permeated properly into the 2022 marketing campaign because the Rebels have been looking for their method earlier than happening a ferocious run within the NCAA match.
Now? Bianco has introduced a nationwide title to Oxford, and in flip, is the second highest-paid coach in Division I Baseball.
My how the tables have turned.
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