Not many coaches come into a Power Five program and win 10-plus games each of their first two seasons.
Paul Chryst, however, is a member of that exclusive club. And now, the Wisconsin coach is reaping the benefits of that accomplishment.
According to the Wisconsin State Journal’s Jason Galloway, Chryst will make $500,000 more in 2017 than he did in 2016. Under the new terms of his contract, his salary will increase $100,000 every year for the remainder of the deal, which runs through 2021.
That raise will bump Chryst up to $3.2 million per season. Compared to the rest of the B1G coaches, Chryst is still a bargain.
Last year, Chryst was eighth in the B1G and 43rd nationally annual salary (USA Today database). Even with the raise, he’ll actually be ninth in the B1G in annual salary after Minnesota coach P.J. Fleck and Purdue coach Jeff Brohm both agreed to richer deals.
Wisconsin added an extra year on to Chryst’s original contract in Jan. 2016.
The State Journal also reported that Wisconsin also gave an $80,000 raise to offensive coordinator Joe Rudolph, who will make $650,000 in 2017.