Chris Beard racking up the bonuses as Texas Tech reaches Final Four
Chris Beard is taking Texas Tech’s basketball teams to new heights and raking it in accordingly.
Beard’s Red Raiders beat Gonzaga 75-69 on Saturday to reach their first NCAA Tournament Final Four in school history. The win gave Beard a $100,000 bonus, bringing him to $600,000 in bonuses earned this season, according to USA Today’s Steve Berkowitz.
Texas Tech reaches men’s Final Four for the first time by beating Gonzaga. This gives coach Chris Beard a $100,000 bonus and puts him at $600,000 in bonuses so far.
— Steve Berkowitz (@ByBerkowitz) March 31, 2019
Beard also received $75K for reaching the Elite Eight; $50K for reaching the Sweet 16; $25K for winning the team’s first-round game; and $50K for receiving an at-large berth into the tournament. He’s banked $300,000 in bonuses alone this tournament.
Some of Beard’s other bonuses came from being named Big XII Coach of the Year ($25K) and being ranked in the top 10 of the final AP poll ($25K). It pays to be a great coach.
Texas Tech is certainly loving what Beard is doing, but we can think of a group of people not too happy about the bonuses.