Colorado defensive coordinator Kent Baer's three-year deal to pay him $450k / year

Colorado defensive coordinator Kent Baer's three-year deal to pay him $450k / year

[dropcap]C[/dropcap]olorado defensive coordinator Kent Baer’s three-year contract will pay him more than $450,000 a year.

Kent Baer is the first defensive assistant in school history to receive a multi-year contract.

Kent Baer is the first defensive assistant in school history to receive a multi-year contract.

The school released details of the veteran coach’s deal earlier this week, according to Kyle Ringo of the Boulder Daily Camera.

Baer’s contract, which was signed in late May and runs through Jan. 1, 2016, pay him a base salary of $250,000 and supplemental salary of $200,000.

Perks include the use of a courtesy car, a country club membership and $2,500 in Nike apparel for each year of the contract.

Baer’s buyout is $250,000 in 2013 and falls by $50,000 each year through the end of the deal.

He joins former offensive coordinators Eric Kiesau and Eric Bieniemy to become just the third Colorado assistant coach in history to be given a multi-year contract.

Colorado state law limits the number of multi-year employment contracts each school can offer to six. In recent years, all of CU’s multi-year deals have been given to head coaches or athletic department administrators. The limitations on multi-year have been a sore spot in recent years and have made it difficult for the Buffs to compete for top assistants.

Baer, who began his coaching career in the 1970s, has served as defensive coordinator of nine different FBS programs including four other Pac-12 schools.

One of six Spartans assistants to follow Mike MacIntyre to Boulder, Baer spent the past three seasons as San Jose State’s defensive coordinator and was linebackers coach for an additional two years.

Photo: Kathryn Scott Osler / Denver Post 

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