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ISU football: Phenicie to make $85,000 annually on two-tear deal

April 28, 2017 GMT

Contract details for first-year Idaho State head football coach Rob Phenicie were released to the Journal on Friday by ISU Director of Athletics Jeff Tingey.

Phenicie, who was named the Bengals’ head coach March 30 to replace Mike Kramer, agreed to terms on a deal that guarantees his head coach label through 2017, with a subsequent one-year guarantee as at least the team’s offensive coordinator in 2018. Tingey said the goal is to re-sign Phenicie to a multi-year head coach agreement after the 2017 season. Phenicie will make $85,000 this year, and $85,000 next year if he is retained as offensive coordinator.

Phenicie made $55,000 last year as ISU’s wide receivers coach. Kramer will be paid more than $164,000 this year by ISU since his tenure ended with one year remaining on his contract.

Tingey also released contract details for offensive coordinator Matt Troxel. Troxel was the team’s offensive coordinator last season but accepted a job coaching receivers at Montana in January, and it was announced Tuesday that Troxel will return to coordinate the Bengals’ offense this season. Troxel will be on a one-year contract worth $70,000. The most recent public salary information on Troxel says he made $42,000 at ISU in 2014. Tingey said Troxel made $55,000 last year and added all assistant football coaches at ISU are signed to one-year contracts.