NORMAL — Brock Spack’s original contract as Illinois State football coach agreed upon in December of 2008 was a five-year deal.
Yet Spack is not entering the final year of his contract with the university.
The Pantagraph has learned that amendments to the original contract — the last coming early this year — have extended the pact through Dec. 31, 2016. None of the amendments were announced publicly in accordance with athletic department policy.
Spack recently finished his fourth season as ISU coach with a 9-4 record after a loss in the quarterfinals of the Championship Subdivision playoffs. Spack is the first Redbird mentor to open his tenure with four straight winning seasons since the 1940s.
Spack is being paid a base salary of $243,072 this year. That number will rise to $258,072 in 2013 and $268,080 in 2014.
The salaries for 2015 and 2016 have yet to be determined.
Spack earned a $10,000 bonus for each of ISU’s two playoff games. He would owe the university $25,000 if he leaves his position before the contract expires.