Despite ECU upset, West Virginia's Stewart inks six-year deal

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- West Virginia University football coach Bill Stewart has signed a six-year contract that will pay him $800,000 this year with an annual increase of $50,000.

Athletic Director Ed Pastilong announced Friday that Stewart's base salary is $150,000, and he will earn $550,000 in supplemental income for promotional purposes, including radio and television appearances with the Mountaineer Sports Network.

Also included in his salary is a $100,000 annual retention fee that he will receive on Sept. 1.

He can also earn an additional $400,000 per year in incentives with an extra $150,000 for a national championship.

Stewart was picked to succeed Rich Rodriguez on Jan. 3, after leading the Mountaineers to a 48-28 upset victory over No. 3 Oklahoma in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.