SIU coach contracts broken down part II


By Sports Desk, Daily Egyptian

Editor’s note: There is more to an NCAA coaching job than wins and losses. A coach is responsible for practices, promoting welfare of student athletes, communicating with the athletic director, dealing with the media, recruiting, etc. This is the second half of a breakdown of the SIU coaches’ contracts.  

Barry Hinson

Men’s basketball coach Barry Hinson made $300,000 between April 1, 2014, and March 31. His salary increased to $325,000 on April 1.


Hinson earned $9,090.90 per game coached or $25,000 per win for SIU’s 12-21 record.

In comparison, Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall recently signed a new contract averaging $3.3 million a year, which would equal $94,285.71 per game or $110,000 per win for WSU’s 30-5 season.

Hinson could earn a $15,000 bonus if the team has a combined GPA of 2.6 or better for the whole school year. He gets an additional $5,000 if it has a combined 2.8 GPA or greater. The team had a 2.607 GPA in the fall.

Hinson’s contract, which has three more years, also provides him with a membership at the Dalhousie Golf Club in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Cindy Stein

Women’s basketball coach Cindy Stein signed a five-year, $768,000 contract with Saluki Athletics in 2013. It came with the stipulation that if then-Athletic Director Mario Moccia left SIU within the first two years, the contract would extend to five years after his departure.

When Moccia left SIU to become the athletic director at New Mexico State in December, Stein’s contract extended to 2020. Moccia and Stein worked together from 2000 to 2006 at University of Missouri, where Stein was the head basketball coach and Moccia was the senior associate athletic director.


With Moccia’s departure, Stein’s contract totals to $1,088,000.

Stein’s base salary for 2013 to 2014 and 2014 to 2015 is $149,000. 

Because of the women’s basketball’s historic turnaround season, Stein added $5,500 to her paycheck this year. The Salukis’ 17-win season and 10 Missouri Valley Conference wins granted bonuses of $3,500 and $2,000, respectively.

The Salukis’ 17-13 record in the 2014-15 season equals $9,088.24 per victory for Stein. Last year, SIU paid Stein $29,800 per win for its 5-25 record.

Stein can also earn $5,000 if the team’s cumulative GPA is above 3.0 between the fall and spring semesters. The team had a 2.907 GPA in the fall.

Kerri Blaylock

Kerri Blaylock will enter her 17th year as SIU softball’s coach next season after working as an assistant coach for nine years.

Blaylock’s contract was originally scheduled to run out on July 1, 2013, but a contract extension signed on Aug. 30, 2010, extended her contract until July 1, 2015.

Blaylock, whose team finished No. 5 in the MVC this season, is paid a base salary of $81,000 a year. She did not earn any bonuses this season.

Bonuses Blaylock could receive are all performance-based. The team has won three MVC Championships and has not reached the NCAA Tournament since doing so five years in a row from 2003 to 2007.

In 2010, Blaylock received a $1,000 bonus when the coaching staff of herself, Christy Connoyer, Jen Sewell and Skip Cosgrove won the MVC Staff of the Year. Before this contract, Blaylock also led another four staffs to win the award. 

Ken Henderson

Baseball coach Ken Henderson is on a term contract at a yearly salary of $61,812. Henderson has been at SIU since 1991 and took over as head coach in 2011.

With SIU’s 11-41 record this spring, Henderson has made $5,619 per win this season.

Henderson is 128-176 as head coach since taking over for the late Dan Callahan.

Dann Nelson

Men’s tennis coach Dann Nelson has been on a continuing contract since 2009 at a yearly salary of $42,744.

The Salukis’ 6-16 record equates to $7,124 per win based only on the spring season.

Nelson has been head coach at SIU for 10 seasons, during which time the Salukis have gone 108-115-1.

He won one MVC Championship in 2009. The team competed in the NCAA tournament that year. 

Audra Anderson

Women’s tennis coach Audra Anderson’s contract started on July 1, 2012 and will end on May 31, 2015. Her contract has a base salary of $37,716. 

Anderson is eligible for various bonus incentives but her team fell two wins short of earning her an extra $500 with a 16-10 record.

In seven years with the Salukis, Anderson’s coaching record is 117-63 overall and 35-21 in MVC play.