Montgomery Advertiser reports that Former Bethune Cookman University Football Coach, Brian Jenkins, has officially been named as ASU’s head coach. Though the news came about in December at a ceremony, Jenkins became officially approved at university’s board of trustees meeting on Thursday, February 5.
ASU athletic director Melvin Hines stated that the university’s trustees agreed on $175,000 per year base salary and a three year contract that allows a two year option. According to Daytona Beach News Journal, Jenkins was earning $265,000 per year at BCU. Alabama State however, has promising perks that will soften the pay cut.
A source that is well versed in contract negotiations told Montgomery Advertiser that Jenkins’ contract will increase by $25,000 each year and also includes longevity bonuses. This will have Jenkins earning over $300,000 if he stays with the university for a full five years
“We are excited to have him on board officially and ready to see what he can do with the program,” Hines said. “We had a little taste with signing day yesterday. We are expecting big things.” Said Director Hines.
Jenkins record at BCU consisted of 46-14 overall 34-6 in conference play.