SHREVEPORT, La (KMSS/KTAL) – Ahead of Thursday’s University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisor’s meeting, details of Hue Jackson’s contract with Grambling State University have been released.
Jackson, who was introduced as the Tigers’ new head football coach in December, is under contract with Grambling State through the 2025 season at a base salary of $400k with the ability to make an additional $100k + if certain incentives are reached. The contractual incentives are the following:
- FBS Bowl Game Appearance: $10,000
- Black College National Championship: $15,000
- Celebration Bowl Championship: $25,000
- SWAC Division Title (Western): $10,000
- SWAC Coach of the Year: $10,000
- SWAC Conference Title: $10,000
- Bayou Classic Champion: $7,500
- Move from FCS to FBS: $50,000
Jackson can also make more money by independently generating revenue. Jackson is entitled to 25% of any outside deals or sponsorships he lands for GSU.
In the event that Jackson is terminated without cause before the end of the second year of his contract, he’s guaranteed full compensation for those two seasons. If Jackson is fired without cause after December 15, 2023, he’ll be paid the rest of his base salary for that current fiscal year in a lump sum.
If Jackson leaves for another coaching opportunity, he would liable for liquidated damages of 50% of his base salary earned in the last year of the contract. Jackson’s contract is expected to be approved by the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System on Thursday.