Missouri may be getting a good deal in promoting Barry Odom to a head coaching role.
The financial details of Odom’s contract were released on Friday after being approved by the school’s curators board, and it turns out the former Tigers defensive coordinator will make a guaranteed $2.35 million per year — the second-lowest figure among SEC coaches. (Vanderbilt’s Derek Mason makes the least, according to Power Mizzou’s Pete Scantlebury.)
However, Odom could stand to make substantially more than that if Missouri plays and behaves well under his watch. The deal contains incentives bonuses that could pay him up to an addition $1.5 million per year, based upon “academic performance, social responsibility, athletic performance and coaching recognition,” according to the release.
Odom would also earn an extra $250,000 next season if the Tigers win the SEC Championship, and he’d be up for the same bonus if they make a New Year’s Six bowl.
The contracts runs through February 2021 and contains a mutual option for a two-year extension.
“I’m very grateful to (athletic director) Mack Rhoades, chancellor Hank Foley, president Mike Middleton, the Board of Curators and the entire university administration for this opportunity,” Odom said in an official statement. “Through this process they have shown an unwavering commitment to provide us with the resources we need to attract and retain an elite staff and support our student-athletes in order to compete at the highest level.”