The N.C. State board of trustees on Friday gave approval to a new five-year contract for Wolfpack football coach Dave Doeren.
The contract will pay Doeren $3 million a year. His old contract with the school, which had three years remaining, paid him about $2.2 million a year.
The memorandum of understanding agreed to Friday said Doeren will receive $3 million a year in total compensation. He will have an escalating annual base salary that will pay him $1.5 million each of the first two years, $2.25 million in the third year, and $3 million in each of the final two seasons.
Doeren also can earn up to $1.35 million in incentive compensation for achieving academic and athletic performance goals.
Also in the Doeren agreement is a one-time $750,000 increase for staff compensation pool, and the ability in the first year of his contract to offer 3-year contracts to staff members.
Doeren’s new contract runs from Jan. 1, 2018 until Dec. 31, 2022.
Doeren, according to a source with knowledge of the situation, had asked for a five-year deal and a raise that would put him in the middle of the ACC pack of coaches, financially. He also sought more money for his assistant coaches.