Gators give raises, spend $2.74M on assistants

By Adam Silverstein
May 19, 2010

After months of waiting, numerous media outlets received documents on Tuesday from the University of Florida’s University Athletic Association detailing the salaries that the Florida Gators assistant football coaches will receive for the next two seasons.

» Defensive coordinator / cornerbacks coach Teryl Austin – $440,000
» Offensive coordinator / offensive line coach Steve Addazio – $375,000
» Assistant head coach / defensive line coach Dan McCarney – $330,000
» Co-defensive coordinator / safeties coach Chuck Heater – $305,000
» Running backs coach / recruiting coordinator Stan Drayton – $240,000
» Tight ends / fullbacks coach Brian White – $240,000
» Quarterbacks coach Scot Loeffler – $240,000
» Wide receivers coach Zach Azzanni – $240,000
» Linebackers / special teams coach D.J. Durkin – $240,000

Contract notes:
– Head coach Urban Meyer is finalizing a six-year, $24 million contract
– Every returning coach received a raise of approximately $50,000 from their 2009 base
– All coaches receive a $10,000 bonus from Florida’s contract with Nike
– All coaches receive a car and other tangible incentives
– Addazio will be compensated with bonuses for time he spent as interim head coach

Universal bonuses:
– BCS National Championship Game appearance – up to 30 percent increase
– Other BCS bowl game appearance – 20 percent increase
– SEC Championship Game appearance – 10 percent increase
– Non-BCS bowl game – 10 percent increase
– Bowl game with less than $2 million payout – one month’s salary increase

Special thanks to the Orlando Sentinel for some of the information in this report.

7 Comments

  1. npgator says:

    Thanks for the breakdown on compensation – I have never seen that before.

  2. zurbo says:

    Thats some serious cheese….I am applying to the UAA right now and working my way up!

  3. gatorzone says:

    so basically they all at least get a 10% raise regardless of how good they do

  4. Daniel M. says:

    Sure Addz is getting some extra jack for the HC duties. But how on earth does Austin make more than him in base salary? Not a knock at Austin, it just doesn’t seem fair to Addz who has been there how long?

  5. Drew 4 Orange & Blue says:

    People forget the ridiculous hours these guys work…when you put than in perspective along with them being elite assistants they are probably underpaid

  6. Wingtee says:

    These guys deserve every penny that get. I wish we could pay them more. Lodfler is an incredibe recruiter in the Jacksonville area. HS coaches love him. Hope we can keepthese guys here. Our assistants pay has not and still is not competive with other SEC schools, top programs around the country.

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