From The Tribune staff reports
TUSCALOOSA — Alabama head football coach Nick Saban has announced a contract extension that puts him in Tuscaloosa through the 2028 season.
According to a report from ESPN, Saban is set to make $8.425 million this coming season, and his new deal will include annual increases in salary in addition to completion bonuses, taking his average annual salary to the $10 million range over the life of the contract.
The new agreement extends the head coach’s current contract by three seasons and will run through February 28, 2029.
“Terry and I are pleased and happy to sign another contract extension that will keep us in Tuscaloosa through the end of our career,” Saban said in a release. “Our family calls Tuscaloosa and the state of Alabama home, it’s a place where our roots now run deep. This agreement gives us the chance to continue to impact the lives of the young men and their families who choose to play football and get an education at Alabama. We want to thank the Board of Trustees, Chancellor St. John, President Bell, Director of Athletics Greg Byrne, our athletics administration, the football staff and the whole University community for their support.”
Entering his 15th season at Alabama, Saban has posted a 170-23 record with the Crimson Tide to go with six national championships and seven Southeastern Conference crowns.
“Coach Saban is the best college football coach in the nation, and one of the greatest coaches of all time in any sport, and we are extremely fortunate that he has agreed to another contract extension at Alabama,” said UA Athletics Director Greg Byrne. “From the success of his teams on the field, to the accolades off the field and the accomplishments in the classroom, we could not be prouder of this program and what Coach Saban has done to create a championship culture in all aspects. Not only has the impact been felt here at The University, but throughout the community and the state thanks to all he and Ms. Terry have done through the Nick’s Kids Foundation and beyond. They are incredible people, and we are very thankful to have them around for many years to come.”