USA Today on Wednesday released its annual survey of assistant coaching salaries -- and it's already outdated. Texas A&M's John Chavis is listed as the leader at $1.558 million, only to be immediately surpassed by LSU's Dave Aranda and his new $1.8 million salary. The first $2 million coordinator will be upon us soon.
As always, the database is great work by the folks at USA Today. The top-10, updated with today's information and reflecting current employment status:
- Dave Aranda, LSU -- $1.8 million
- John Chavis, Texas A&M -- $1.558 million
- Brent Venables, Clemson -- $1.431 million
- Lane Kiffin, Alabama -- $1.4 million
- Todd Grantham, Louisville -- $1.3 million
- Bob Shoop, Tennessee -- $1.115 million
- Kevin Steele, Auburn -- $1.11 million
- Geoff Collins, Florida -- $1.05 million
- Jeremy Pruitt, Alabama -- $1 million
- Noel Mazzonne, Texas A&M -- $965,000
In today's age of point-a-minute offenses, defensive coordinators are now commanding higher price tags than offensive coordinators. Though, to be fair, everyone's price is rising these days.
New to this year's database -- strength coaches.
- Chris Doyle, Iowa -- $625,000
- Scott Cochran, Alabama -- $525,000
- Mickey Mariotti, Ohio State -- $520,000
- Sal Alosi, UCLA -- $410,000
- Jeff Dillman, South Carolina -- $400,000
- Rob Glass, Oklahoma State -- $395,000
- Paul Jackson, Ole Miss -- $375,000
- Joey Batson, Clemson -- $368,000
- Vic Viloria, Florida State -- $362,000
- Rohrk Cutchlow, Missouri -- $360,000