Cal Football Coach Sonny Dykes’ Salary: $2,525,000 in 2019 Plus Up to $600,000 in Incentive Bonuses — Here’s His Contract

‘Gardai eased Gibney US visa application’ — Sunday Times of London
April 16, 2016
Reprint of Sunday Times of London Article: ‘Gardai Eased Gibney US Visa Application’
April 19, 2016

“Explainer: How ‘Insider’ Access Made San Francisco Chronicle and Berkeley J-School Miss Real Story Behind Death of Cal Football’s Ted Agu,”

Complete headline links to our series:


by Irvin Muchnick


Hey, how much can you make for a job like that? In the case of University of California-Berkeley head football coach Sonny Dykes, the answer is $2,300,000 this year, with raises in increments up to $2,525,000 in 2019 — along with performance bonuses every year of up to $600,000 per.

Dykes, of course, presides over the program that in 2014, for all intents and purposes, murdered Ted Agu, whose family has recovered $4.75 million in a wrongful death lawsuit against the university. Far from having the decency to resign, Dykes recently finagled a contract extension and raise for the brilliant job he has done in partially turning around the Golden Bears’ sorry fortunes in Division I college football.

These figures are culled from Dykes’ contract, a copy of which was obtained by Concussion Inc. via a California Public Records Act request to the office of Cal chancellor Nicholas Dirks.

The document iis viewable at

Comments are closed.

Concussion Inc. - Author Irvin Muchnick