Mark Byington salary: How much was new Vanderbilt HC earning?

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Mark Byington: the next Vanderbilt Commodore coach

The Vanderbilt Commodores made a splash, hiring Mark Byington as their new coach after letting go of Jerry Stackhouse after five seasons. This surprising move came less than 24 hours after Byington's former team, the James Madison Dukes, were eliminated from the 2024 NCAA Tournament.

Mark Byington's salary & bonuses

Mark Byington had some intriguing bonuses in his James Madison contract.

In terms of his base salary in the 2023-24 season, he was listed at $445,000. However, that was supplemented by an additional $155,000 through private funding, per JMU Sports News.

He had a bonus of $2,500 per game for winning five games, which the athletic director chose. While the team went 28-3, he at least walked away with an additional $5,000. He was also eligible for an additional $5,000 for each win over a Top 75 RPI or Power 5 opponent.

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What could Mark Byington's contract with Vanderbilt look like?

Mark Byington is replacing Jerry Stackhouse, and the only public contract Stackhouse received was in 2020. He earned $3.1 million that year. It should take anywhere from $2.5-5 million annually to get Byington to leave and rebuild one of the worst programs in the Power Five.

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