Coaching Endowments

Leaders and educators. Legendary coaches like Duffy Daugherty, Ron Mason, Mark Dantonio, and Tom Izzo have all made their mark on MSU Athletics by achieving success, but more importantly, mentoring thousands of student-athletes. Today’s MSU coaches follow in the footsteps of those historic figures and have found success of their own.

Coaching continuity is so important to recruiting elite-level student-athletes. By establishing an endowment to support the salaries of our coaches, we can assure that we can meet and respond appropriately to the daily standards being set for intercollegiate coaching salaries. In turn, you have the opportunity to name your chosen coaching position to further demonstrate—and personalize—your commitment to MSU Athletics.

Head Football Coach $5 Million
Head Men’s Basketball Coach $5 Million
Head Women’s Basketball Coach $2 Million
Head Coach (all other sports) $1 Million
Assistant Coach (Football, Men’s Basketball, Ice Hockey) $500,000

How You Can Make an Endowment Gift

There are many ways to establish an endowment, and the arrangements for every gift can be personalized to fit your specific needs. Gifts of cash and securities are traditional forms of support; however, planned gifts including bequests, charitable gift annuities, and charitable remainder trusts may allow you to make significant contributions that may not otherwise be possible during your lifetime. All endowment gifts are 100% tax deductible.

For more information, please contact the Spartan Fund directly.