Timmy Chang Salary, Contract, Net Worth, and More

    Timmy Chang, the former Rainbow Warriors quarterback, returned to coach his alma mater in 2022, but what is his salary, contract, and net worth?

    Quickly shooting up the coaching ranks, Timmy Chang has been at the helm of his former alma mater, the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors, for the last two seasons.

    While his return as a coach hasn’t been as triumphant as when he was a player, with an 8-18 record so far, the school’s career leader in passing yards (17,072) and two-time Hawaii Bowl MVP (2003, 2004) has time to turn it around. What is Chang’s salary, contract, and net worth as the Rainbow Warriors’ coach?

    Timmy Chang’s Salary and Contract in 2024

    Chang signed a four-year contract with Hawaii in 2022, with a fifth-year option that would have been automatically triggered had the Rainbow Warriors made a bowl game in either of his first two seasons. That didn’t happen, so his deal is set to expire after the 2025 season. His salary for the 2024 college football campaign is $700,008, an increase of over $100,000 vs. 2023.

    Over the course of the four-year deal, Chang is set to make $2,550,030 in base salary before bonuses. He is the lowest-paid head coach in the Mountain West Conference.

    • $500,010 in 2022
    • $600,006 in 2023
    • $700,008 in 2024
    • $750,006 in 2025 
    • Total: $2,550,030

    He was hired in place of Todd Graham, who resigned, leaving on his own, meaning Hawaii didn’t owe him a termination buyout. Graham was making $800,000 a year when he left, significantly higher than Chang’s current salary.

    Chang could more than double his salary by achieving a litany of incentive-based bonuses written into his contract. So far, Chang hasn’t activated any of the bonuses.

    • $50,000 if the team wins the Mountain West Conference West Division/plays in the conference championship game.
    • $100,000 for winning the Mountain West Conference Championship.
    • $10,000 for bowl game eligibility.
    • $20,000 for bowl game invitation.
    • $40,000 for bowl game win.
    • $300,000 for participating in a non-playoff New Year’s Six bowl game.
    • $500,000 for NY6 bowl game win.
    • $750,000 for a College Football Playoff appearance.
    • $850,000 for a College Football Playoff game win.
    • $1,000,000 for winning the College Football National Championship.
    • $20,000 for being named the MWC Coach of the Year.
    • $80,000 for National Coach of the Year (by any of these organizations or media outlets: Eddie Robinson, Sporting News, Walter Camp, Bobby Dodd, Woody Hayes, Paul “Bear” Bryant, George Munger, Home Depot, AP, American Football Coaches Association).
    • $40,000 for team APR (Academic Progress Rate) of 980 or higher.
    • $7,500 for a home game win over a Power Five team
    • $10,000 for a neutral site win against a Power Five team.
    • $12,500 for a road game win against a Power Five team.
    • $10,000 for reaching eight wins.
    • $10,000 for reaching nine wins.
    • $10,000 for reaching ten wins.

    A buyout was also agreed upon in the deal, with Chang agreeing to pay $900,000 if he terminated the contract after one year, $700,000 after the second year, $450,000 after the third, and $300,000 after the fourth.

    If Hawaii terminates the deal before the term expires, Chang would be owed $450,000 for every year left on the deal.

    Chang’s Net Worth

    While currently on a deal worth over $2.5 million, Chang made an additional $550,013 as a receivers coach at Nevada the four years prior — $134,350 (2017), $106,090 (2018), $119,573 (2019), and $190,000 (2020).

    He’s relatively young in the coaching world (42), so a net worth of over $3 million to start isn’t too bad.

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    Chang did have a journeyman pro career as a quarterback, bouncing around the Arizona Cardinals and Detroit Lions (2005), the Philadelphia Eagles and the Rhein Fire of NFL Europe (2006), the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2007), and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2008) of the CFL. He was also the OC at Jackson State from 2014-2015, but those salaries weren’t reported.

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