This is possibly an obvious thing to do. After he gets you to the College World Series for the first time in school history and helps knock off the No. 1 overall seed, give your coach some extra green.
Kent State announced a six-year, $300,000 annual extension for Scott Stricklin along with plans to improve their home park, Olga Mural Field, with things such as lights for night games. It's not a sure way to keep him in Kent State forever (another program can still try to hire him away, and they rightly should try) but it's a great way to try to keep him in the Flashes program. His last extension was in 2010 and ran through the 2014 season.
I don't have MAC baseball coaching salary information on hand, but I can bet that's the richest one in the conference. And by comparison, KSU paid Darrell Hazell the exact same amount in 2011.