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EAST LANSING – New Michigan State hockey coach Adam Nightingale signed a five-year rolling term contract with the university with a base salary of $385,000 per year.
The contract will be extended on a yearly basis, with Nightingale being considered for merit salary increases in accordance with the MSU Athletic Department.
The contract details for Nightingale, who was hired on May 3 to replace Danton Cole, were released Tuesday in response to a Freedom of Information Act request by the Detroit Free Press.
Nightingale will also receive up to $85,000 per year in supplemental income for television and radio appearances produced by the university, participation in contracts with apparel and footwear for student athletes and staff, as well as making personal appearances on behalf of the university.
Nightingale will have an additional $365,000 to allocate to his assistant coaching staff, which will include two full-time assistant coaches and one director of hockey operations. MSU will also have an executive secretary and a sports operations assistant.
The highest paid hockey coach in the Big Ten is Minnesota's Bob Motzko, who earns $660,000 per year. Wisconsin's Tony Granato earns $600,000, Ohio State's Steve Rohlik makes $484,000 and Michigan's Mel Pearson makes $400,000 annually.
Cole earned an annual base salary of $300,000 from MSU, plus supplemental income of $85,000 per year.
Detroit Free Press' reporter Chris Solari contributed to this story.
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This article originally appeared on Lansing State Journal: Details of new MSU hockey coach Adam Nightingale's contract released