Should McCormack remain at FAU through the length of the contract, he will be the Owls’ coach through the 2023 season.
FAU originally announced the extension on Oct. 8, but details of the contract didn’t become available until Monday.
McCormack last signed a contract extension in 2016, at the time raising his yearly base salary from $92,600 per year plus incentives to $120,000 per year, plus a four-percent increase each year. His new deal will pay McCormack $180,000 per year plus the same four-percent per year increase.
In announcing the deal, FAU touted it as a five year extension. McCormack, however, was originally signed through 2020, making the new agreement only a three-year extension with a raise.
Should McCormack elect to leave FAU before June of 2019, he’ll have to pay a $100,000 buyout. The buyout drops $25,000 each successive year.
The third baseball coach in program history, McCormack’s Owls posted a 360-222-2 record during his first decade at the helm.
FAU is coming off a 43-19-1 season, their most wins under McCormack, which ended in the NCAA Tournament’s Gainesville regional. The McCormack-led Owls reached the NCAA tournament five times during his tenure, including four of their last six seasons.
Prior to being elevated to the head coaching role, McCormack served as an FAU assistant the 11 prior years.