With Florida, Georgia and Mississippi State all looking for defensive coordinators and Arkansas recently promoting Garrick McGee to offensive coordinator to replace Paul Petrino, I thought it would be interesting to see what the offensive and defensive coordinators (the guys who call the plays) made this year in the SEC.
These numbers are according to a recent USA Today study on coaching salaries in college football.
It’s worth noting that Petrino will make $475,000 as offensive coordinator at Illinois. The only assistant coaches in the SEC who made more than that this year were Tennessee defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin and Tennessee assistant head coach/recruiting coordinator Ed Orgeron.
Vanderbilt’s salary figures weren’t available. Also, South Carolina doesn’t have an offensive coordinator, but passing game coordinator Steve Spurrier Jr. called a lot of the plays, so he’s listed.
Gary Crowton, LSU: $469,917
Jim Chaney, Tennessee: $380,000
Jim McElwain, Alabama: $360,150
Gus Malzahn, Auburn: $350,000
Mike Bobo, Georgia: $325,600
Joker Phillips, Kentucky: $323,460
Paul Petrino, Arkansas: $308,000
Kent Austin, Ole Miss: $300,000
Les Koenning, Mississippi State: $250,000
Steve Addazio, Florida: $210,000
Steve Spurrier Jr., South Carolina: $209,000
Monte Kiffin, Tennessee: $1.2 million
John Chavis, LSU: $450,000
Willy Robinson, Arkansas: $378,238
Ted Roof, Auburn: $370,000
Kirby Smart, Alabama: $369,350
Tyrone Nix, Ole Miss: $365,500
Ellis Johnson, South Carolina: $359,300
Willie Martinez, Georgia: $327,415
Steve Brown, Kentucky: $315,100
Charlie Strong, Florida: $310,000
Carl Torbush, Mississippi State: $260,000