PULLMAN – Washington State University announced on Monday that head baseball coach Donnie Marbut signed a three-year rollover contract that will keep him in Pullman through at least the 2013 season.
“Donnie and his staff have done a tremendous job bringing Cougar baseball back to national prominence and for that they should be rewarded,” said WSU athletic director Bill Moos.
Marbut’s contract calls for a base salary of $170,000 for each of the three years, and includes a rollover option that by mutual agreement at the end of each season extends the contract an additional year. Additionally, Marbut will receive incentive compensation based upon conference finish, postseason play and Pacific-10 and National Coach of the Year honors.
Additionally, Cougar assistant coaches Gregg Swenson and Spencer Allen each received base salary increases and incentives for conference finish and postseason play.
“I want to thank Dr. Floyd and Bill Moos for extending me and my assistants these contracts,” said Marbut. “Before I signed it was important to make sure the program continued to get better and the assistants be rewarded. The only way to build a program is with great people and I have been lucky enough to coach with great assistants.
“Bill and I also share a common vision that coaching at Washington State is not a stepping stone, it is a destination and a place I would like to coach at for a long, long time,” Marbut added.
Since taking over the head coaching duties in 2004, Marbut has guided the Cougars to five consecutive winning seasons, three-straight 30-win seasons for the first time since 1992-94, along with back-to-back postseason appearances for the first time since 1987-88.