New ISU OC Mark Mangino to make $350,000 his first season

Published: January 13 2014 | 4:17 pm - Updated: 29 March 2014 | 2:02 am in

 By Rob Gray


 AMES — New Iowa State offensive coordinator will make a base salary of $350,000 in the 2014 season, according to his two-year contract, which university officials revealed Monday.

Mangino — a national head and assistant coach of the year in the past — could see his salary jump to $375,000 in July, 2015, the contract shows.

Mangino was introduced as fired offensive coordinator Courtney Messingham's replacement last week.

He's valued not only as an offensive mind but also as a recruiter.

But before he could bring those talents to Ames, he had to be recruited himself.

"(Rhoads) gave me a good recruiting pitch," Mangino said last week. "I'm going to take a few tips when I go on the road for them."

Messingham, according to, made $302,000 last season.

His offense's averaged 24.8 points the past two seasons.

Mangino's 2007 Jayhawks offense averaged 42.8 points.

That team also beat Gene Chizik-led ISU 45-7 that season.

"If he can do half of what he did against us, we'll take it," ISU athletics director Jamie Pollard said last week. "They were explosive."

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