Williams Signs Five-Year Contract
First-year head coach prepares for the 2000 season after his successful debut in the Florida Citrus Bowl.
April 28, 2000
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State first-year head football coach Bobby Williams has signed a five-year contract with an annual compensation of $485,000, MSU athletics director Clarence Underwood announced Friday.
Williams, who made his head coaching debut Jan. 1 in the Florida Citrus Bowl and led the Spartans to a 37-34 victory over Florida, will receive an annual base salary of $160,000. In addition, the contract calls for annual compensation of $250,000 for his weekly TV/radio appearances, $50,000 for summer camps and $25,000 for a shoe/apparel agreement.
The contract includes bonus incentives for postseason bowl appearances and academic achievement as it relates to overall team grade-point averages and graduation rates.
"I'm happy with the terms of the contract," Coach Williams said. "I'm excited about being the head coach at Michigan State and looking forward to the 2000 season.
"This is a great time to be on the Michigan State campus. The excitement here is unbelievable and it all started with the football team's bowl win in Orlando and carried right on through the basketball team's national championship. There's a tremendous amount of momentum heading into the fall of 2000."