Ohio State has given head coach Ryan Day a two-year contract extension through the 2028 season worth $9.5 million annually with a base salary of $2.0 million per year. The extension is pending board approval this week.
Day’s total compensation was previously at $7.6 million. This new $9.5 million annual salary ties him with Michigan State coach Mel Tucker for highest in the Big Ten. It’s also equal to LSU coach Brian Kelly’s salary over his 10-year contract.
Day, 43, has led Ohio State to a 34-4 record, including a 23-1 mark in the Big Ten Conference, since joining the program in 2018. Day has also led the Buckeyes to two appearances in the College Football Playoff and won two Big Ten championships (2019-20).
Ohio State also announced a three-year contract extension for men’s basketball head coach Chris Holtmann through the 2027-28 season. His total annual compensation will increase to $3.5 million, pending board approval this week.
Holtmann joined the Buckeyes in 2017 and has advanced to the NCAA Tournament in every year it was held.
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