The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

College Sports

July 15, 2014

Holliday gets extension through 2018

HUNTINGTON — The contract for Marshall football coach Doc Holliday has been extended through June 2018, Herd Director of Athletics Mike Hamrick announced Monday.

The 2014 season will be Holliday’s fifth leading the Herd. He has incentives in his contract, if achieved, for an additional $145,000. Those include a $30,000 bonus for each conference championship and $30,000 for each Marshall bowl appearance. Both figures are an increase of $10,000 over his previous contract.

“Coach Holliday has made Marshall football relevant again,” Hamrick said. “With his leadership, the Thundering Herd is on its way to competing for championships on a regular basis.”

Monday’s extension did not include an increase in Holliday’s base ($175,000) and supplemental salaries ($425,000 for radio, television and fundraising appearances on behalf of the Big Green Scholarship Foundation). Should Holliday resign, his buyout is $600,000 and the $3 million provision for leaving for West Virginia University remains unchanged.

In 2013, Holliday led Marshall to its first double-digit win total since 2002 with a 10-4 performance, capped by a 31-20 victory over Maryland in the Military Bowl. He also coached Marshall to a Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl triumph over FIU in 2011, after which he received a one-year extension.

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