The pending $16.25 million contract of University of Colorado football coach Mike MacIntyre is expected to finally be approved this week after five months of waiting.
CU spokesman Ken McConnellogue said Monday following a special session of the board of regents that language will be added to MacIntyre's pending employment agreement – in addition to those of all contracted employees – regarding mandatory in-person training he's required to take about how to report allegations of domestic violence and sexual misconduct. No further amendments are expected.
MacIntyre will additionally receive a letter of reprimand in his personnel file and will be forced to make a $100,000 donation to programs that support sudents and emplyees in the CU community who are victims of domestic violence as a result of his failure to properly report the domestic violence allegations against former assistant Joe Tumpkin case, but his pending contract is expected to be minimally affected.
In January, MacIntyre signed a three-year, $16.25 million contract extension to keep him with the Buffs through the 2021 season. His current contract runs through the 2018 season with a base salary of $2 million.
The board of regents had postponed approval of the contract until the external investigation of how the school handled the Tumpkin case had concluded. Now that is has, the board is expected to approve it during its meetings Thursday and Friday in Colorado Springs.
MacIntyre has been CU's coach since 2013 and has led the Buffs to a 20-31 record in his four seasons, including a 10-4 mark last season that included a berth in the Pac-12 championship game by winning conference's south division and an appearance in the Alamo Bowl. He was named the AP National Coach of the Year and Pac-12 Coach of the Year in 2016.
CU opens the 2017 season Sept. 1 against in-state rival Colorado State at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.