Hawkins rewarded for WAC title, bowl berth

BOISE, Idaho -- Boise State University head football coach Dan Hawkins, whose unbeaten Broncos are ranked in the top 10 for the first time in school history, is in line for bonuses of at least $127,750 and another hefty raise if he remains with the team.

In addition to his base salary of $345,000, Hawkins will receive $28,750 for winning the Western Athletic Conference championship and securing a bowl berth, although which bowl remains a question. He also gets 20 percent of the increased season ticket sales over
2003, which is about $99,000.

Another $28,750 will be paid when the Broncos end the season ranked in the Top 25.

Hawkins' base pay will also jump 15 percent in 2005 to $396,750 because of another 10-win season this fall.

Hawkins signed a five-year $1.5 million contract in 2003, a record for a collegiate coach in Idaho. He has compiled a 43-6 record in four years at Boise State and is riding a 21-game winning streak.

In addition to continued incentives in the next three years of the contract, Hawkins would get another $350,000 bonus for completing all five years.