Matta Gets a Raise

By Jason Priestas on January 21, 2013 at 2:24p

Thad Matta's new contract will pay him nearly $3.2 million per year.

Thad Matta has agreed to a contract extension that will bump his pay to $3.2 million, making him one of the top-10 paid head coaches in the country. The new contract also carries the new Tressel clause, which is now standard in Ohio State athletic department contracts:

The contract requires Matta to report anyone who "may potentially have violated" NCAA rules. That clarified wording which had been troublesome in contracts in the wake of violations committed by football coach Jim Tressel. As a result of major violations committed by Tressel, Ohio State is currently on NCAA probation and received a bowl ban after the 2012 football season.


"All of our contracts for coaches including mine have been modified to represent this language as a result of everything that we learned through our NCAA compliance issues," Smith said. "So we played it up. Every contract has been modified that way."

Oh, Matta's contract also provides for a $1,200 montly stipend for two cars. Good gig if you can get it.


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Kalamazoo Steve's picture

Worth every penny, imho.

CowCat's picture

Can we get Urban through 2019 too?  Lol.

"We get paid to score touchdowns, not kick field goals"
-- Urban Meyer

buckeye4life050233's picture

Maybe he should just stay at his current rate and use the money to hire a better offensive minded coach and leave the defense to himself

Dean's picture

Definitely one of the top ten coaches in college basketball.  Our consistent results over Matta's tenure have been incredible, even without a championship.