CHARLOTTESVILLE — Bronco Mendenhall’s contract extension as football coach at Virginia includes a compensation package that stays on the same scale of raises and performance bonuses as his original deal provided, according to the school, which released specific details Tuesday.
Mendenhall, who was hired prior to the 2016 season, was awarded a contract extension last month.
According to the terms, there’s no change to Mendenhall’s base salary of $500,000, and his supplemental compensation will continue to increase annually by $150,000.
Mendenhall is set to earn $3.7 million this coming season. In 2024, which is the final year of the new deal, he will be paid $4.45 million.
There are also performance bonuses available, which also remain the same.
Under the terms of the contract, Mendenhall will receive a $50,000 bonus for an appearance in the ACC championship game and $100,000 for winning a conference title. He gets $500,000 for a College Football Playoff appearance and $1 million for a national championship.
He also has bonuses tied to the AP Top 25 poll. If Virginia is ranked between No. 16 and 20 at the end of the season, he gets $75,000. If UVa finishes between No. 11 and 15, Mendenhall gets $100,000. If the team finishes between No. 6 and 10, his bonus grows to $125,000 and if the team finishes in the top five, he gets $150,000.
After managing just two wins in his first season in 2016, Mendenhall led the Cavaliers to an appearance in the Military Bowl in 2017. Last season, he guided the Cavaliers to an 8-5 record and a win over South Carolina in the Belk Bowl.