After leading his team to a 20-12 victory over South Alabama on Saturday, Middle Tennessee head coach Rick Stockstill triggered a $100,000 raise and contract extension through July 2019.
Stockstill's contract, signed in 2009, mandates a $100,000 raise and an additional year added to his contract by meeting the three following benchmarks: an APR of 940 or higher, no major NCAA infractions and an overall winning record or five Sun Belt wins. With that clause, Stockstill can add a total of five years and $500,000 to his contract.
The win moved the Blue Raiders to 7-3 on the season (5-1 in Sun Belt play) and, with two more games and the possibility of a Sun Belt championship on the horizon, Stockstill's salary could reach $725,000 this year.
“Nobody thought we could do what we’ve done this year,” Stockstill told the Murfreesboro Daily News Journal. “I think everybody picked us seventh or eighth (in the Sun Belt). With two weeks to go, we are still in first. I’m very proud of this team. I love this team.”
In his seventh season at Middle Tennessee, Stockstill is 42-43 overall and is in pursuit of his second conference title and fourth bowl bid.