Gators paying new coaching staff handsomely

By Adam Silverstein
February 25, 2011

With a new head coach comes a new coaching staff, and the University of Florida decided to dish out some hefty salaries in order to make sure the Florida Gators two coordinator positions under head coach Will Muschamp were filled by experienced, talented coaches for 2011 and beyond.

According to information released by Florida on Friday, offensive coordinator Charlie Weis has signed a three-year, $2.625 million contract with the university. The deal makes the highest-paid assistant coach in school history.

Weis will earn salaries of $765,000 in 2011 and $865,000 in both 2012 and 2013; he also received a $100,000 signing bonus.

A look at the coaching staff’s 2011 salaries compared with their counterparts in 2010:

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* White and Durkin are both in the second year of two-year contracts signed in 2010.

Contract notes (as of 2010):
– All coaches receive a $10,000 bonus from Florida’s contract with Nike
– All coaches receive a car and other tangible incentives

Universal bonuses (as of 2010):
– 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

The Associated Press, Gainesville Sun, Palm Beach Post, Florida Times-Union and other media outlets obtained the above salary information via an open records request.


  1. Andrew says:

    Weis is the only one making significantly more, and judging by Addazio’s failure to score any points on offense last year, I’d say he was paid pretty well.

  2. Zooker says:

    Man I picked the wrong profession..

  3. John S says:

    So the total coaching payroll is ~1 mil less. Not bad, hopefully it’s money well spent. At least we don’t have a fired coach’s salary hanging over the program…I wonder if Weis is still getting checks from ND.

  4. joey says:

    Yes he is that was a guarantee money contract. So nd and UF will be sending him a paycheck. Wonder if he is struggling week to week…….lol

  5. Zooker says:

    And this is another reason why I was so critical of Adazzio and his putrid offense…

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