Baton Rouge, LA (SportsNetwork.com) - Southern University and football coach
Dawson Odums agreed to a contract extension Thursday that would keep Odums at
the head of the football program until 2017, Southern University Athletic
Director William Broussard announced.
Odums' contract extension is subject to approval of the SU Board of
Supervisors, which meets in January. The contract extension calls for a base
salary of $175,000, which is an upgrade from his $140,000 base salary this
past season. Odums earned $52,500 in incentives after leading the Jaguars to a
win in the Southwestern Athletic Conference Championship Game Dec. 7.
Odums had one year remaining on his contract before the revised agreement was
Odums took over as the interim head coach of Southern when Stump Mitchell was
reassigned in 2012 after an 0-2 start. The Jaguars finished the 2012 season
4-5, and the 2013 season 9-4 with a double-overtime victory over Jackson State
in the SWAC Championship Game at Housotn's Reliant Stadium.
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