This offseason has been a good one for Vince Marrow.

Kentucky was already handsomely compensating Mark Stoops’ best recruiter for his services but thanks to offseason overtures from Youngstown State and Michigan State, Marrow is now one of the highest-paid position coaches in the nation.

If you missed the news last week, new Michigan State coach Mel Tucker attempted to lure Marrow away from Kentucky but Stoops and the Wildcat administration quickly acted to match the Spartans’ offer for the UK assistant coach. Following this action, Marrow decided to turn down Michigan State and stay at Kentucky.

Details of Marrow’s amended contract were released on Monday and after already being scheduled to make $600,000 a year coaching for Kentucky, the Wildcat assistant has been elevated to another level when it comes to salary thanks to Michigan State’s overture.

Marrow is now scheduled to make $900,000 annually from Kentucky with his new deal running until June 30, 2023.

Marrow’s potential bonuses have also been amended. The more Kentucky achieves on the field, the more Marrow stands to gain in bonuses:

  • Bowl game appearance = $75,000 bonus
  • SEC Championship Game appearance = $112,500 bonus
  • College Football Playoff appearance = $150,000 bonus

Those bonuses are not unusual for head coaches but are rare, especially considering the figures, for most assistants outside of coordinators.

Needless to say, Kentucky went above and beyond to keep Marrow, the program’s associate head coach, recruiting coordinator and tight ends coach, from leaving Lexington this offseason.