USF athletic director Mark Harlan announced on Wednesday a three-year contract extension for women’s soccer head coach Denise Schilte-Brown that keeps her at USF through the 2022 season.
Coach Schilte-Brown is coming off a successful 2017 campaign in which she achieved her first AAC title and led the Bulls to its third NCAA Tournament in four years.
Her new contract is worth $775k, starting at $135,000 in 2018 and increasing by $10k through the 2022 season. Bonuses include:
- $5,000 for winning the conference and/or making the NCAA Tournament.
- $25,000 for winning the national title (so beat UCF).
- $5,000 for conference coach of the year.
- $5,000 for NSCAA Regional Coach of the Year.
- $10,000 for national coach of the year.
However, these bonuses would not apply to any season where USF’s APR score falls below 930, or is on probation.
University buyout for firing would be equal to base pay for the current year for 20 weeks, lump sum starting at roughly $51,000 and increasing by about $3,800 a year. Should Coach Schilte-Brown secure another job during that 20 week period, USF would pay the difference up to the required pay if she is getting paid less, and is entirely off the hook if she gets a raise.
On the reverse side, should Coach Schilte-Brown leave USF, the buyout would be 50% of the year’s base salary. So Schilte-Brown’s buyout in 2018 would be $67,500 and increase by $5,000 a year.
Men’s Soccer Update
The exhibition between USF men’s soccer and the New York Red Bulls this Saturday has been moved to Corbett Stadium. But before you make plans, it has also been designated closed to the general public.
On a brighter note, USF Athletics advertised on Facebook the chance to see German megastar Bastian Schweinsteiger playing at USF with the Chicago Fire.
Now that would be a very cool thing indeed.