Through documents The Clemson Insider obtained through Clemson’s University’s Athletic Communication department, new baseball coach Monte Lee will be paid $350,000 for five years, running through the 2020 baseball season.
The contract comes out to $1.75 million with bonus incentives totaling $200,000. Upon approval by the athletic director the terms of the contract will be extended for one year following an appearance by Clemson in the College World Series.
Lee’s has a $225,000 base salary with another $125,000 in supplement. His contract will be extended through June 30, 2021, should he be employed with the University as of July 1, 2016.
If Lee should lead the Tigers to a win in the ACC Tournament, he will receive a $2,500 incentive fee and an additional $2,500 with each win after that and no more than four wins. Should Clemson win the ACC Tournament, he then receives an additional $10,000.
By winning an NCAA Tournament Regional game, Lee will receive an additional $5,000 and $5,000 more for each win after that or up to three games, plus an additional $5,000 for advancing to an NCAA Super Regional.
Should the Tigers win a Super Regional game, he will receive $10,000 with each victory and up to $20,000 with two wins, plus an additional $5,000 for advancing to the CWS. With a victory in the CWS, Lee will receive $10,000 for a win and $10,000 for each victory after that up to five wins. He will also receive an additional $80,000 if the Tigers win the national championship.
An APR of greater than .965 will also add an additional $5,000 to his performance incentive salary.
Lee will also receive one automobile or a $600 month stipend to pay for a car.
Should the university decide to part ways with Lee prior to the end of his contract, it will have to pay base salary only for the remaining term of the contract without a requirement to mitigate.
The buyout after year one is $1,125,000; year two is $900,000; year three is $675,000; year four is $450,000 and year five is worth $225,000.
Should Lee ever leave Clemson on his own for another job, he will have to pay Clemson 25 percent of his base salary for the remaining term of his contract if he left for a non-ACC or SEC school. If he left Clemson for another ACC or SEC school, then he will have to pay 50 percent of his base salary for the remaining term of the contract. Both will have to be paid within 30 days of termination.