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Stony Brook men’s basketball coach Jeff Boals’ contract worth more than $1.875M

University President Samuel L. Stanley Left, and Athletic

University President Samuel L. Stanley Left, and Athletic Director Shawn Heilbron introduce Stony Brook's new Basketball Coach Jeff Boals. April 11, 2016. Credit: Stony Brook University

Stony Brook’s new men’s basketball coach Jeff Boals received a five-year deal that will be worth more than $1.875 million if he stays the entire term, according to the university’s offer sheet. Newsday obtained the document on Thursday from Stony Brook through a Freedom of Information Law request.

Boals, a longtime assistant coach at Ohio State, was hired last month to replace Steve Pikiell, who left Stony Brook after 11 years to become the coach at Rutgers.

The offer sheet, which was signed by Boals on April 11, the same day as his introductory news conference, states that he will make $365,000 per year and will receive an annual “location stipend” of $3,026 and monthly “automobile stipend” of $500. Boals also will receive a “continued service” bonus of $50,000 if he fulfills the five-year term.

Boals’ deal also includes an option to renew the contract for an additional three years as well as various financial incentives tied to the players’ athletic and academic performance, as is typical with college coach contracts. For example, Boals will receive $10,000 for an NCAA Tournament appearance, $2,000 if a player is named conference basketball scholar-athlete of the year and $1,000 if Stony Brook beats a nationally ranked team.

Pikiell was making $372,550 per year when he left Stony Brook, according to the contract extension he signed last summer. His five-year deal with Rutgers, which he received after leading Stony Brook to its first NCAA Tournament appearance in March, guarantees him $8 million, according to the school’s memorandum of understanding, also obtained by Newsday.

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