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 12 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.