New co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Tim Beck has signed a preliminary contract with Ohio State, guaranteeing him more than half a million dollars in his first year on the job.
Beck, a Youngstown, Ohio, native and former Nebraska offensive coordinator quarterbacks coach, signed a contract with OSU on Jan. 14 that will pay him $525,000 annually between Jan. 13 and April 30, 2016. The contract runs through April 30, 2017, and says Beck will be eligible for raises beginning on May 1, 2016.
The contract was made available to The Lantern as part of a records request fulfilled on Wednesday.
In addition to the $525,000 yearly salary, Beck will also be rewarded for team accomplishments, as is customary for all OSU football coaches, the contract says.
For a Big Ten Division Championship, he’ll receive an additional one-month’s base salary. For a Big Ten Championship win, he’ll receive 50 percent of a month’s base salary on top of the one-month’s base salary he already received.
If the Buckeyes are to make the College Football Playoff once again, Beck will receive two month’s base salary and should they win that semi-final game, Beck will receive three month’s base salary.
There were no details listed as to Beck’s bonus should OSU win the College Football Playoff National Championship Game again.
In addition to his salary and his bonuses, Beck will also receive $600 dollars per month for a car payment stipend, six football season tickets and two men’s basketball season tickets.
The contract also states that Beck must appear “on television and radio Coach’s shows and other media programs as requested by Ohio State.”
Beck is scheduled to coach his first game at OSU when the Buckeyes open up their 2015 season against Virginia Tech on Sept. 7 in Blacksburg, Va.