USA Today came out with its yearly college football coaches salary database this week, and because Virginia Coach Mike London is in the midst of hiring four new assistants for his staff, the list may be more pertinent than ever.
The Cavaliers ranked 25th in the country, and fourth in the ACC, in terms of coach compensation during the 2012 season. London earned more than $2.5 million, which makes him the second-highest-paid coach in the ACC behind Florida State’s Jimbo Fisher. (Note: Because Miami is a private school, it did not have to disclose any salary figures to USA Today).
Perhaps even more interesting, given Virginia’s ongoing assistant coaching search, is the combined salary of the four coaches London fired earlier this month. According to USA Today, defensive coordinator Jim Reid, defensive line coach Jeff Hanson, running backs coach Mike Faragalli and tight ends coach Shawn Moore earned $941,842 this past season.
Upon announcing its coaching staff changes earlier this month, Virginia disclosed that the buyout for those coaches is $1.36 million. It will be interesting to see if London is permitted to spend more than that to lure new coaches to Charlottesville going forward. According to USA Today, Virginia ranked seventh among ACC schools in terms of profits generated by its football program.
Below you’ll find a rundown on the 2012 salary of each Virginia assistant coach.
Offensive coordinator Bill Lazor $458,350
Defensive coordinator Jim Reid $397,300
Safties coach/Special Teams coordinator Anthony Poindexter $224,450
Defensive line coach/recruiting coordinator Jeff Hanson $190,500
Offensive line Coach Scott Wachenheim $187,450
Running backs Coach Mike Faragalli $179,546
Linebackers coach Vincent Brown $179,496
DB coach Chip West $174,550
Tight ends coach Shawn Moore $174,496
Total assistant pay: $2,166,138