Annual Salaries Announced for New Bama Assistant Coaches
Standing on the sideline with Coach Nick Saban ain't a bad gig, and it pays pretty well too. Salaries have been announced for the six new assistant coaches for the Alabama football program. This is all according to payroll information obtained by our friends at The Tuscaloosa News.
Defensive line coach Craig Kuligowski will make the most of the half-dozen, knocking down about $750,000. Kuligowski came to Alabama after spending two years as defensive line coach for the Miami Hurricanes. He'll also be Saban's right hand man as the associate head coach at Alabama.
Coming in as the second-highest paid assistant coach, is Co-defensive coordinator Pete Golding. Pete is set to make about $650,000. Golding will be coaching Alabama's inside linebackers.
In third place is Co-offensive coordinator Josh Gattis. His deal is worth about $525,000 per year. He’ll be coaching the wide receivers for the Crimson Tide. He's spent the last four years as the receivers coach at Penn State.
Fourth place in this list of thousandaires is secondary coach Karl Scott. Karl will make about $350,000. He's spent the last two seasons as secondary coach in the longhorn state at Texas Tech and was briefly defensive coordinator at Louisiana-Lafayette before coming to T-Town.
Handling special teams will be Jeff Banks. Jeff will be paid almost $270,000. He’s also been tapped to be Alabama’s tight ends coach. He coached special teams and tight ends at Texas A&M for five seasons before saying yes to Saban.
Rounding out our list of Bama's new assistant coaches and their corresponding salaries, is Quarterbacks coach Dan Enos. Enos will reportedly be making close to $200,000. Enos’ contract at Arkansas called for the school to pay him $400,000 should he be terminated without cause, though that payout would be mitigated by Enos obtaining another job, according to USA Today and MLive.com. He was on schedule to make 150 grand annually as Michigan’s wide receivers coach before joining Alabama’s staff this season. Hey, I'll take a 50K per-year raise any day of the week. The power of Saban. Undeniable.
If you're keeping track at this point, these six new assistants are set to be paid more than $2.2 mill. Combine that with Alabama’s four returning assistants, and the total salaries are set to be at least $4.6 million.
Roll Tide indeed.