The highest paid college football coach in the country is about to get richer.
The University of Alabama’s Board of Trustees compensation committee collectively approved a contract raise for head football coach Nick Saban on Tuesday, according to AL.com.
Saban, who was already the highest paid college football coach in 2013 with a salary of $5.5 million, will now make $6.9 million a year. That is $1.4 million more than last year.
“We will continue to work hard to keep our football program among the nation’s elite,” Saban said in a statement released by the university. “My passion has always been to develop young men to their full potential as student-athletes. We’ve had great success in that area at Alabama and I’m appreciative of all the support and the resources we receive from the administration in order to make that happen.”
Since taking over the head coaching job at Alabama in 2007, Saban has guided the team to three national championships.
Saban’s contract cements his presence at Alabama until January 2022.
The contract also includes a clause guaranteeing an increase of salary for Saban in certain circumstances if other college football coaches start making more than him.
“We are honored by the commitment the University of Alabama has made to us with this new contract,” Saban said. “It is certainly a mutual agreement in terms of our commitment to the University of Alabama.”