Clemson University’s Board of Trustees Compensation Committee officially approved Clemson head baseball coach Monte Lee’s new contract.
Lee’s new contract will be a six-year deal that will run through the 2022 season. He also will receive $400,000 next season up from the $350,000 he received last season. Lee’s total base plus supplemental for 2016-2017 will be $400,000, $450,000 for 2017-2018, $460,000 for 2018-2019, $460,000 for 2019-2020, $480,000 for 2020-2021 and $500,000 for 2021-2022.
The new six-year deal is worth $2.75 million over the life of the contract. This contract puts Lee in the top 1/3 of salaries of head coaches in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Lee also received a $50,000 signing bonus with the new contract. His new contract will automatically be extended one year with an appearance to the College World Series.
Lee’s new contract also includes the following bonuses:
- Season Ticket sales > 2,500 is worth $15,000
- Top 10 National Ranking in season is worth $15,000
- $2,500 for each ACC Tournament win
- ACC Championship is worth $10,000
- NCAA Regional host is worth $10,000
- NCAA Regional win is worth $5,000 (limit 3)
- NCAA Super Regional appearance is worth $5,000
- NCAA Super Regional win is worth $10,000
- CWS appearance is worth $5,000
- CWS win is worth $10,000
- CWS title is worth $80,000
- APR > 965 is worth $5,000
The buyouts for the new contract if Lee is terminated without cause are:
Year 1 – $1,350,000
Year 2 – $1,125,000
Year 3 – $900,000
Year 4 – $675,000
Year 5 – $450,000
Year 6 – $225,000
Along with Lee’s new deal, his assistant coaches Bradley LeCroy and Andrew See also received new contracts. The two will have a one year extension on their contracts. LeCroy will make $151,500 and See will make $151,500 in the 2016-’17 academic year. That was a 9.8 percent increase for the assistants.
Lee also received an extra $27,500 in bonuses after the Tigers won the ACC Championship and won two games in the NCAA Regional. According to Lee’s current contract, he was due $2,500 for every win in the ACC Tournament and $10,000 for winning the ACC Championship.
Lee picked up another $10,000 with Clemson’s two wins in the NCAA (Clemson) Regional. He received $5,000 for each win.
There is no doubt Lee and his staff deserve a raise after they took Clemson to a 44-20 record this past season, which included the program’s first ACC Championship in 10 years. Clemson also hosted its first regional in five years and the 44 wins marked the most for the program since the 2010 College World Series team won 45 games.
Baseball Operations Director Brad Owens and Director of Broadcasting Don Munson also received $5,000 bonuses.