Maryland Eastern Shore Coach Jason Crafton Signs Five-Year Contract: Salary, Buyout, Incentives

Maryland Eastern Shore Coach Jason Crafton signed a five-year contract with the university in May that will end on March 31, 2024, according to a copy of the contract obtained by Stadium via public records request.

Crafton will earn a base salary of $156,000 and he will be entitled to a cost of living adjustment beginning July 1, 2020 and he’ll be eligible for annual merit pay, if such pay is budgeted for and available to the university’s regular exempt staff.

He can earn additional performance-based incentives, which are outline below:

  • $5,000 – Named Coach of the Year in the MEAC Conference
  • $2,500 – Named National Coach of the Year
  • $5,000 – Winning an outright regular season championship or co-championship of the MEAC
  • $10,000 – Winning the MEAC Tournament
  • $10,000 – For each win in the NCAA Tournament
  • $5,000 – For each win in the NIT
  • $2,500 – For winning 75% of conference games
  • $5,000 – For team achieving a single-year APR score of 1000


If Maryland Eastern Shore terminates Crafton’s contract without cause, it can assign him other responsibilities which constitute substantial services performed on behalf of the university over the remainder of the term or it can terminate his employment, paying Crafton a lump sum equal to the current value of his annual base salary for the remainder of the contract term.

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