Lovie Smith was named head coach of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne in 2016. His previous head coach experience includes 2014-2015 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and 2004-2012 with the Chicago Bears. He previously served as defensive coordinator for the St. Louis Rams from 2001-2003 and linebacker coach for the Tamp Bay Buccaneers from 1996-2000. His first big break was with the Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team as linebacker coach in 1983.
Coach Lovie Smith - Contract Details
Average Annual Salary:
Length of Contract:
70 Months and 23 Days
Highest Possible Performance Bonus:
Retention Bonus: $1000,000(on 1/1/2019 and on 1/1/2022) Additional Compensation: $2600,000
Highest Possible Academic Bonus:
Up to $6500,000 if Coach accepts employment at another University**
Up to $19,000,000 depending upon the year of Termination**
Standard Benefits+2 Automobiles+$25000 Moving Expenses+Family Memebership at Country Club+1 Suite at Memorial Stadium+3 VIP Parking+40 Tickets
*Sports and Academic Performance Bonus can not exceed an amount of $1000,000 in any given year. **In the event the Coach resigns for good cause after the University is unable to rectify the greivance, the Coach shall be entitled to receive the Golden Parachute amount as if terminated from the University.
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