FARGO, ND (Sports Network) - North Dakota State University has rewarded its
national championship-winning football coach Craig Bohl with an eight-year
Athletic director Gene Taylor announced Tuesday that Bohl's contract extension
will run from 2013 to 2021.
Bohl, 54, led NDSU to the NCAA Division I Football Championship last season
and has the Bison back in the national title game against Sam Houston State on
Saturday in Frisco, Texas.
Named two weeks ago as the Eddie Robinson Award winner as the FCS coach of the
year, Bohl has an 88-32 record in 10 seasons with the Bison.
"I am very pleased we have signed Coach Bohl to continue being the head coach
of the Bison the next several years," Taylor said. "His record of success
speaks for itself and how he operates the program overall is exceptional. I
could not be more pleased as to the future of Bison football under his
leadership and our continued working relationship together."
Taylor said Bohl's current base salary is $206,503. The annual salary will be
increased by a minimum of 5 percent per year effective July 1, contingent on
The contract includes 3 percent of gross home football regular-season single-
game and season ticket sales. There also are incentives for a Missouri Valley
Football Conference championship ($10,000), FCS home ($5,000) and away
($2,500) playoff games, a FCS runner-up finish ($10,000) and a FCS
The contract includes provisions for the assistant coaches to receive
potential compensation for team performances. They are a conference
championship ($1,500), FCS home ($1,500) and away ($750) playoff games, a FCS
runner-up finish ($1,500) and a FCS championship ($2,000). It also states the
yearly budget for assistant coach salaries shall be in the top 10 percent of
North Dakota State (13-1) may have to play Saturday's national championship
game without middle linebacker Grant Olson, who was hospitalized Monday for an
emergency appendectomy. The junior has a team-high 146 tackles, including a
school-record 29 tackles in a quarterfinal-round win over Wofford.
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