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Wyckoff’s contract a five-year deal through 2026-27 season

New women’s basketball coach Brooke Wyckoff signed a five-year contract with Florida State, which will pay her $500,000 in year 1. Some details of her deal were outlined in a letter of understanding released by FSU to the Osceola on Friday.

Wyckoff will receive salary bumps in the ensuing years in $25,000 increments, maxing out at $600,000 for the 2026-27 season. (Her contract is through April 30, 2027.) If Wyckoff terminates her deal at any time, she will owe a $1 million buyout.

A few of the incentives include a Nike Elite allotment ($2,000), monthly car allowance ($2,000), cell phone and tickets to various FSU games. Postseason or academic-related incentives are not outlined in the two-page letter of understanding, which was signed by Wyckoff and athletics director Michael Alford on March 29.

Wyckoff had been on FSU’s coaching staff since 2011, serving as assistant coach and taking over as interim head coach for the 2020-21 season as coach Sue Semrau took time off to help her mother during her battle with cancer. The Seminoles went 10-9 with Wyckoff running the day-to-day responsibilities of the team despite a vast number of schedule changes due to COVID.

Semrau earned $725,333 as part of a five-year contract that expired on April 30, 2022. She also had incentives for regular-season benchmarks, postseason achievements and graduation rate.

Wyckoff is the first head coach hire by Alford, who earlier this week introduced Brian Pensky as the soccer coach. Alford said Pensky has agreed to a five-year contract, which has not been released yet.