Georgia’s assistant football coaches are in line to reap more rewards in performance-based bonuses after their base salaries were increased under new one-year contracts.
The money added to the base salaries was previously paid in retention bonuses.
“There’s no new money, it’s not raises,” athletic director Greg McGarity said. “Their base salaries are being adjusted and it helps them if we do great things then, obviously, since their bonuses are based on their base pay.”
Offensive coordinator Mike Bobo’s base salary increases $57,500 to $300,000 and defensive line coach/recruiting coordinator Rodney Garner’s base salary increases $32,500 to $275,000, according to information provided by Georgia.
Receivers coach Tony Ball, offensive line coach Will Friend, tight ends coach John Lilly and running backs coach Bryan McClendon get $10,000 more in base pay to $210,000 each. McGarity said secondary coach Scott Lakatos and inside linebackers coach Kirk Olivadotti are also having their base salaries impacted, but their “request for salary action” has yet to be processed.
Defensive coordinator Todd Grantham has a three-year contract worth $825,000 annually.
McGarity said the rest of the staff’s total compensation wasn’t changed, it was just reappropriated. Bobo’s total compensation remains at about $335,000 and Garner’s is at about $300,000.
“They’re getting the same amount of money that they would have been entitled to anyway,” McGarity said of the staff. “I just don’t want money to be a reason somebody sticks around.”
The base salary increase will also boost retirement benefits.
“It’s a subtle way that we can help these guys out,” McGarity said.
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