Missouri State’s new women’s basketball head coaching contract from Amaka Agugua-Hamilton was released on Missouri State’s Custodian of Records website on April 23.

The five-year contract has a $240,000 base salary. The contract is reviewable after the first season.

The contract includes incentives for achievements including:

  • $2,500 for each year the team’s NCAA Academic Progress Rate reaches or exceeds the NCAA APR Multiyear Cut Score

  • $10,000 for each year the Lady Bears finish as Missouri Valley Conference regular season champions or co-champions

  • $10,000 for each year the Lady Bears win the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament

  • $5,000 for each year Agugua-Hamilton is named MVC Coach of the Year

  • $20,000 for each year Agugua-Hamilton is named Coach of the Year by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association

Postseason tournament bids also add additional payouts for Agugua-Hamilton.

If the Lady Bears receive an at-large bid, Agugua-Hamilton would received an additional $10,000. She would also receive $7,500 for a first round win as well as an additional amount based on how far the team makes it into the tournament.

If the Lady Bears received a bid into the Women’s National Invitation Tournament, Agugua-Hamilton would receive $2,500 for each game appearance as well as an additional amount based on how far the team makes it into the tournament.

Agugua-Hamilton's bonuses could also be affected by game attendance. She will receive an additional $2,500 if the average attendance is 4,000, $5,000 if the average is 5,000, $10,000 if the average is 6,000, or $15,000 if the average is 7,000.

Other benefits of the contract include:

  • Moving expenses from her current home in East Lansing, Michigan, and temporary housing for up to three months while searching for a permanent residence

  • A social membership to Highland Springs Country Club for her family

  • Golf and social memberships at Millwood Country Club

  • An automobile within the insured limits of the university insurance

  • 12 tickets to all home and tournament games; additional tickets are included as necessary to assist promotion and enhancement of the program

  • Family, including her spouse, child(ren) and parents, will be allowed to travel with the team to all away and tournament games

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Amanda Sullivan is the Sports Editor at The Standard. She is a sophomore majoring in journalism with a double minor in Spanish and criminology. She started writing for The Standard in January 2018 writing about various sports and taking photos.