DuBose given contract extension
Posted: Wednesday December 29, 1999 01:46 PM
Mike DuBose shocked the college football world by beating Florida twice in 1999. Allsport
MIAMI (AP) -- Alabama coach Mike DuBose signed a new contract Wednesday promising a two-year extension and a $25,000 bonus if he wins a national coaching award.
University President Andrew Sorensen and Athletic Director Mal Moore met with DuBose in Miami on Wednesday, where the Crimson Tide is practicing for the Jan. 1 Orange Bowl, before the extension was announced.
"I can't say enough about how proud I am of coach DuBose and the entire football staff for their accomplishments this season and the classy way they have run their program," Moore said in a statement. "This agreement gives our coaching staff the security they deserve and need."
The university trustees' Compensation Committee approved the extension Tuesday for two years, through January of 2004. DuBose is also promised a $25,000 bonus if he wins the Paul W. Bryant Coach of the Year award, given by the National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association.
DuBose has been named one of seven finalists for the award, to be given Jan. 6 in Houston.
The contract extension will restore time stripped away as punishment following a sexual harassment scandal last summer. The two years had previously been given to DuBose last January, then were taken away after the scandal.
The bonus was guaranteed under DuBose's contract, which pays him 16.66 percent of his $150,000 base salary for taking the Crimson Tide to the SEC Conference championship and a bowl.
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