Archive for Friday, February 5, 2010

Gill’s assistants to earn more than Mangino’s

New head football coach Turner Gill is introduced to the Jayhawk Nation at a press conference on Monday.

New head football coach Turner Gill is introduced to the Jayhawk Nation at a press conference on Monday.

February 5, 2010


KU assistant salaries

KU assistant football coaches under Turner Gill will combine to make $2,059,999.96 next season. Here is the breakdown:

Chuck Long, offensive coordinator: $350,000

Carl Torbush, defensive coordinator: $350,000

John Grimes, offensive line coach: $250,000

Darrell Wyatt, wide receivers coach: $249,999.96

Reggie Mitchell, running backs coach/recruiting coordinator: $240,000

Vic Shealy, cornerbacks coach: $150,000

Aaron Stamm, tight ends coach/special teams coordinator: $150,000

Robert Wimberly Jr., safeties coach: $120,000

For Kansas University assistant football coaches, the Turner Gill era is already proving fruitful.

Gill’s nine-member staff will make a combined $2,059,999.96 in base salary next season, according to information supplied by the university Thursday, a significant boost from the reported $1,766,500 in combined base salary for last year’s assistants — none of whom were retained following the December departure of former head coach Mark Mangino.

Offensive coordinator Chuck Long and defensive coordinator Carl Torbush each will make $350,000 annually, while four other coaches will be paid $200,000 or more per year, including offensive-line coach John Grimes ($250,000), wide-receivers coach Darrell Wyatt ($249,999.96), running-backs coach/recruiting coordinator Reggie Mitchell ($240,000) and defensive-line coach Buddy Wyatt ($200,000).

According to a 2009 USA Today study that analyzed salaries for FBS football coaches, former KU offensive coordinator Ed Warinner was the team’s highest-paid assistant last season with a base salary of $300,000, while defensive coordinator Clint Bowen’s $260,000 base salary was second-highest. Co-defensive coordinator/linebackers coach Bill Miller ($248,000) was the only other coach on staff to make more than $200,000 annually, according to the report.

Just three members of the current staff — cornerbacks coach Vic Shealy ($150,000), tight-ends coach/special-teams coordinator Aaron Stamn ($150,000) and safeties coach Robert Wimberly Jr. ($120,000) — are set to make less than $200,000 a year.

Gill, whose contract was finalized last month, is set to make $2 million annually over the next five years, with the possibility for performance-based bonuses.


just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 8 years, 3 months ago

"John Grimes, offensive line coach: $250,000

Darrell Wyatt, wide receivers coach: $249,999.96"

So I wonder how Grimes got the distinction of being 4¢ more valuable than Wyatt.

Richard Heckler 8 years, 3 months ago

Just think if $5 million were available annually to low income families for sending their children to VO-Tech or Community Colleges? Money such as this does not need to be paid back.

Skilled workers...hmmmmmmmmm

heybluekc 8 years, 3 months ago

Hell Ya!!!!......Paying top notch money for assistiants. Great, great, great move Lew Perkins. I love you man I dont care what the people say. This is how you win Big 12 and a NCAA Championships. There are a fair number of coaches that just dont desire to be head coaches. Ironically, I think kansas has a couple of dandy ones in Chuck Long and Carl Torbush, Chuck Long winning a Naional Title at Oklahoma and Torbush success as a defensive coordinator in the SEC and ACC. Jayhawk football is heading for bigger and better things.

Robert Rauktis 8 years, 3 months ago

That's a good investment. A good assistant is hard to find. It's not like they're neurosurgeons or bank CEO's.

kujayhawk 8 years, 3 months ago

We better see a really well coached team next year. The pressure is on Gill. $250k for an offensive line coach? Are you kidding me?

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