UCF defensive coordinator Randy Shannon is the new highest paid assistant coach in among Group of Five assistant coaches, according to information obtained from the Orlando Sentinel.
On February 1st, Shannon’s annual compensation jumped from $300k annually to $1 million, according to an addendum to his contract that the Orlando Sentinel got ahold of. Shannon, who was in the mix for a few head coaching jobs again this off season, also got a one-time retention bonus of $300k on February 6th.
Previously, according to the information provided by the USA Today Coaches Salary database, the highest paid coaches from a Group of Five school were Houston’s Brandon Jones at $500k and Cincinnati’s Mike Denbrock at $460k.
As far as I can recall, Shannon will be the first assistant from a Group of Five program to make $1 million.
The total salary pool head coach Josh Heupel has available for his assistants is $3.5 million and has increased 10% annually since Heupel arrived in 2018.
The rest of the staff salary breaks down as follows:
|Randy Shannon||Defensive Coordinator / LBs||$1 million|
|Alex Golesh||Co-Offensive Coordinator / TEs||$400k|
|Anthony Tucker||Co-Offensive Coordinator / RBs||$265k|
|Glen Elarbee||Assistant Head Coach Offense / OL||$425k|
|Willie Martinez||Assistant Head Coach / Secondary||$356k|
|Shane Burnham||Defensive Line||$286k|
|Darrell Wyatt||Wide Receivers||$226k|
|Nick Toth||Special Teams||$226k|