ORLANDO, Fla. - UCF head coach George O'Leary led the Knights to their greatest season in program history and his bank account will reflect that. O'Leary is set to make a little more than two million dollars in 2013.
The Knight's appearance and victory in the Fiesta Bowl earned O'Leary an extra 200-thousand dollars, but that's just one of the many bonuses he earned in 2013. He hit on nearly one million dollars worth of bonuses in his contract, but he's capped at 600-thousand in additional income.
The bonuses include $100,000 for the average attendance topping 40,000 at home games and another $110,000 for his players work in the classroom. The Knights graduation rate exceeded the average for NCAA Division 1A football teams and their APR (Academic Performance Rating) was higher than the NCAA standard.
O'Leary could still hit on one more bonus. He's due an extra $100,000 if the Knights finish in the top 10 in the rankings, but once again, he's already hit the cap for bonuses. O'Leary earns around 1.4 million in base salary, which includes payment for TV/Radio appearances and speaking engagements.
Before this season, O'Leary agreed to a two-year extension with UCF that will keep him under contract at UCF through the 2017 season.