BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Boise State University's head football coach Bryan Harsin, the highest paid employee on Idaho's payroll, is eligible for bigger bonuses under a newly amended contract approved Thursday.
The Idaho State Board of Education unanimously agreed to up how much Harsin can make in bonuses each year. The board signed off on the coach's contract with no discussion.
"BSU is requesting approval of an amendment to the current multi-year contract with Coach Harsin to reflect the football team's success under his leadership," wrote university officials to the board.
BSU had a 10-3 record last football season, sending them to their 15th straight bowl game.
Harsin will now be eligible for a $50,000 bonus if the Broncos become the champion of its six-team division. Previously, the amount was $15,000. Harsin could also see a $75,000 bonus if the team wins its athletic conference's title game — a bump from the former $50,000.
The board also agreed to increase Harsin's bonus from $100,000 to $125,000 if the Broncos play in a college football playoff semifinal game.
This is on top of Harsin's current $1.35 million annual salary, which automatically goes up $100,000 each year under his five-year contract.
Harsin has been the state's highest public employee since taking over as head coach in 2014, coming out on top of the nearly 340 employees who make more than Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter — who makes $124,436 annually.
Harsin is the third highest-paid head coach in the Mountain West Conference, with Fresno State and Colorado State coaches earning slightly more.