Coming off one of the most successful seasons in school history, Clemson has signed head football coach Dabo Swinney to an eight-year contract extension.
The deal locks Swinney up through the 2021 season at a price of $27.15 million. According to ESPN, he will make $3.15 million during 2014 (up from $2.2 million). The base salary then escalates to $3.3 and $3.45 in 2015 and 2016, respectively. Should Clemson win the ACC Championship between 2014 and 2016, Swinney’s base will increase to $3.5 million the following year.
Following the extension, Swinney released the below statement:
“I’m extremely excited and appreciative for the opportunity to continue to build our program under the leadership of President Jim Clements and our athletic director Dan Radakovich. The future of Clemson University is extremely bright and the future of our football program is as well. While we have accomplished many goals, we still have several out there to reach and we will continue to work to get there. Kathleen and I are looking forward to continuing to be a part of the great community of Clemson, the Upstate and the state of South Carolina.”
Since taking over for Tommy Bowden partway through the 2008 season Swinney has compiled a record of 51-23. In 2013 he led the team to an Orange Bowl victory, 11-2 record and final AP ranking of No. 8.