LINCOLN (AP) — Nebraska coach John Cook stands to receive a six-figure bonus for the Huskers’ national championship.
The athletic department’s postseason bonus policy calls for Cook to be paid an extra $114,000, 25 percent of his base salary of more than $456,000.
Executive Associate Athletic Director and CFO John Jentz said Tuesday that the bonus would be paid “pending a successful evaluation” of Cook by the administration.
Under department policy, coaches who win national titles in sports other than football and basketball are in line for 25 percent bonuses. Coaches in football and basketball have different structures.
Cook’s assistant coaches also are to receive 25 percent bonuses.
Nebraska beat Texas on Dec. 19 at the CenturyLink Center in the national championship match.
Cook has been coach since 2000 and is under contract through January 2020.
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