New Oregon softball coach Melyssa Lombardi will earn $325,000 in her first season, $85,000 more than the Ducks were set to pay Mike White in 2018-19.
Oregon released Lombardi's contract Friday after hiring the longtime Oklahoma assistant to replace White, who left to become the head coach at Texas. White's salary at Texas has been reported at $450,000.
Lombardi signed a five-year deal with the Ducks worth a total of $1.7 million. Her base salary increases $10,000 each season, and she is eligible for up to $150,000 in performance incentives.
If Lombardi is fired without cause, Oregon would have to pay her for the remainder of the contract at her salary level at the time of termination. She would owe a $100,000 buyout if she leaves during the first contract year, with that number decreasing by $25,000 in each of the first four contract years.
Lombardi spent 21 years on the Oklahoma coaching staff, including the past 11 as associate head coach. The Sooners advanced to the Women's College World Series 12 times during her tenure and won four national championships.
The Ducks will introduce Lombardi at a news conference Monday.