WKU restructures Taggart's contract after 7-5 mark
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) -- Western Kentucky and Willie Taggart have agreed to a new four-year contract that more than doubles the head coach's base salary to $475,000.
Taggart, whose base salary was $225,000, guided Western Kentucky to a 7-5 record in his second year. It was the Hilltoppers' best season in its three-year history in the Football Bowl Subdivision.
If Taggart's teams win eight games in a season during the contract, it triggers a 15 percent base salary increase. Any additional eight-win seasons after that will result in a 5 percent base salary raise. Taggart can also receive bonuses for winning a Sun Belt Conference title, reaching a BCS bowl, being named national or conference coach of the year as well as up to incentives based on academic and season ticket sales.