Matt Entz has finalized his first contract as North Dakota State’s head coach, according to The Forum.

Entz has inked a 5-year deal that will pay him a $300,000 base salary plus $80,000 in additional compensation. With bonuses, Entz could make $419,500 in 2019. The bonus structure breaks out as follows:

— Eight wins: $7,500
— Missouri Valley Football Conference championship: $10,000
— Hosting an FCS playoff game: $4,000
— Playing an away FCS playoff game: $2,500
— FCS National Championship loss: $10,000
— FCS National Championship win: $15,000

Entz’s assistants have a similar bonus structure: $1,500 for hitting the 8-win mark; $1,750 for each FCS playoff home game; $1,000 for each FCS playoff away game, $1,750 for reaching the FCS National Championship and an additional $500 for winning it.

“There really wasn’t any negotiating,” Entz told the paper. “I didn’t feel like I had anywhere to negotiate. I’m a first-time head football coach at what I consider one of the premier football schools in the country. I would have signed it regardless.”

North Dakota State will be the first head coaching job at any level for the 46-year-old. He was named NDSU’s head coach on Dec. 13, after it was announced Chris Klieman would leave at the conclusion of the Bison’s in-progress season to take the Kansas State job.

Klieman made around $425,000 in base salary for his final season in Fargo; he’ll make a $2.3 million base salary in 2019 at K-State.

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