Boise State’s 18th win of the season on Tuesday night at Air Force triggered a one-year, $1.15 million extension for head coach Leon Rice, who is now under contract with the Broncos through the 2028 season.
According to the terms of his five-year contract signed last July, Rice gets an additional year tacked on the end of the deal at a raise of $50,000 from the previous year should the Broncos win 18 games in a season. The 18-game clause can be used three times.
Rice signed a five-year , $5 million deal after leading the Broncos to a school-record 27 wins, both the Mountain West regular season and tournament championships last year and a No. 8 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
He’s making $900,000 this season and will see his salary increase by $50,000 in each of the five years of the deal. With the extension, he’s now set to make $1.15 million during the 2027-28 season.
Rice is Boise State’s all-time winningest coach and has the Broncos at 18-5 and tied atop the Mountain West standings at 8-2 heading into Friday night’s first place showdown with San Diego State.
Bronco Nation News is headed to San Diego and will have full coverage of Friday’s game from Viejas Arena.