Dane Pedersen’s New Contract at James Madison Comes with a Huge Increase


When James Madison College head coach Dane Pedersen finalized a four-year contract extension final month, he additionally acquired a giant increase – greater than $16,000 per 12 months in 2023-2024, representing a 27% improve over his earlier contract.

The brand new contract will begin at a wage of $76,938 in 12 months one, which is a soar from the $60,440 per 12 months that his previous contract, signed in September 2018, was price.

On April 1, 2024, he’ll obtain an extra 9.9% improve, which calculates to $7,616.86, bringing his per-year wage for the final three years of the contract to $84,554.86.

Pedersen’s bonus construction was unchanged, besides that the Ladies’s Swimming group should meet the College required minimal 985 Educational Progress Fee rating for a given tutorial 12 months or the Athletic Director can require forfeiture of incentive cash.

Efficiency Bonuses

Incentive Worth
Wins the Swimming/Diving CAA Championship 1/2 month’s wage ($3205.75 12 months 1/$3523.12 years 2-4)
Every “B Reduce” time achieved

$200 per particular person student-athlete, to not exceed $2,000 whole

A number of swimmers competes in NCAA Championship

1/2 month’s wage ($3205.75 12 months 1/$3523.12 years 2-4)

Two or extra people or relays have a High 30 end

1/2 month’s wage ($3205.75 12 months 1/$3523.12 years 2-4)

A person diver who qualifies for and competes within the NCAA Zone B meet

$200 per particular person student-athlete, to not exceed $1,000 whole

Two or extra divers have a High 30 end

1/2 month’s wage ($3205.75 12 months 1/$3523.12 years 2-4)

Win the Nationwide Championship

1/2 month’s wage ($3205.75 12 months 1/$3523.12 years 2-4)

CAA Coach of the 12 months $2,000
Nationwide Coach of the 12 months $5,000

Pedersen additionally receives a $4,000 annual automobile stipend.

Pedersen started his run as head coach at JMU because the interim head coach in Could 2014, the place his base wage was $52,000 per 12 months. His first full-time head coach contract, signed a 12 months later, retained that very same wage.

Pedersen wrapped up his ninth season main the Dukes within the spring, and his sixteenth total on the deck at Savage Natatorium, as JMU completed 2nd on the Coastal Collegiate Sports activities Affiliation Championships in its first season within the league. He has garnered 4 Colonial Athletic Affiliation Coach of the 12 months honors and was named the 2022 Japanese Faculty Athletic Convention Coach of the Meet.

The Dukes have seen unimaginable group success beneath the tutelage of Pedersen, main the Dukes to both a primary or second place end at a convention championship meet in every of his 9 seasons as head coach. After three runner-up finishes to start his tenure, JMU then gained 5 straight convention championships earlier than the second-place CCSA end. The Dukes gained the CAA title from 2018-21 and adopted with an ECAC title in 2022. JMU additionally gained a CAA title in 2012 with Pedersen on the teaching employees as an assistant.

JMU has additionally racked up particular person success beneath Pedersen, because the Dukes have had a number of main award winners and All-Convention honors. For the reason that 2014-15 season, the Dukes have introduced dwelling 13 main convention awards between, Rookie Swimmer of the 12 months, Rookie Diver of the 12 months, Swimmer of the 12 months and Diver of the 12 months.

As well as, JMU has seen two Faculty Swimming & Diving Coaches Affiliation of America All-Individuals, two Faculty Sports activities Data Administrators of America Educational All-Individuals, 21 All-State picks, 30 CSCAA Educational All-Individuals and 99 All-Convention honors earned beneath Pedersen.

James Madison might compete within the Solar Belt Convention subsequent season. This system’s major convention, the Solar Belt is contemplating reviving its swimming and diving championship as quickly because the 2023-2024 season.


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