Zach Smith's wallet is about to get a little heavier.
Ohio State's wide receivers coach is set to receive $300,000 in base salary for the 2017 football season, according to his latest contract obtained by Eleven Warriors. Smith made slightly more than $230,000 last season with the Buckeyes.
Smith sent two more draft picks to the NFL this spring, first with Curtis Samuel to the Carolina Panthers in the second round and then Noah Brown to Dallas in the seventh. During his Ohio State tenure, six of Smith's wide receivers have become draft picks and two more (Philly Brown and Jalin Marshall) made their way into the NFL as undrafted free agents.
His new deal expires on Jan. 31, 2018 and is renewable upon an offer from an Ohio State and acceptance by the coach.
Like his Ohio State colleagues, Smith has additional incentives worked into his contract:
- An 8.5 percent base salary supplemental compensation for winning the Big Ten East Division at the coach's then-current rate.
- A 4.25 percent base salary supplemental compensation for winning the Big Ten Championship at the coach's then-current rate.
- Participation in a College Football Playoff postseason game: 17 percent base salary additional compensation at the coach's then-current rate.
- Participation in non-College Football Playoff postseason game and 9-win season: 4.25 percent of base salary bonus at the coach's then-current rate.
- Participation in semifinals (but not finals) of College Football Playoff: 21.25 percent base salary additional compensation at the coach's then-current rate.
- If Ohio State wins the CFP semifinal, Smith is not entitled to his 21.25 percent additional base salary compensation. Instead, he receives an additional 25.5 percent base salary compensation at the coach's then-current rate.
- A car loan of $600 per month.
- Six football season tickets and two men's basketball season tickets, free of charge.
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