Raise, extension for UConn's Bob Diaco
Diaco will make $2 million during the 2019 season and $2.1 million in 2020. He also received an increase of $100,000 for the 2016 season, $125,000 in 2017 and $200,000 in 2018 from the contract he signed on Dec. 12, 2013 when he left his job as Notre Dame's defensive coordinator to take over at UConn.
The amount that Diaco would owe the university if he leaves for another job remains at $700,000 for the upcoming season. On the original contract, it was $400,000 if he left in 2017 or 2018 but now that number is $350,000 in 2017 and $175,000 in 2018 while the numbers are $100,000 in 2019 and $50,000 in 2020.
Diaco led UConn into its first bowl game since the 2010 season when the Huskies finished 6-6 in the regular season before falling to Marshall in the 2015 St. Petersburg Bowl.
UConn returns starting quarterback Bryant Shirreffs, two top running backs Arkeel Newsome and Ron Johnson, its top five receivers, six offensive linemen who have started games, its kicker, punter and six of its top eight tacklers.
UConn kicks off Diaco's third season at the helm on Sept. 1 when the Huskies host Maine.
News of Diaco's contract extension was first reported by Sports Illustrated.