The SEC’s richest assistant coaches

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Two of the three highest paid assistant coaches are in the SEC, according to the USA Today’s assistant coach salaries.

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Alabama’s Kirby Smart and LSU’s John Chavis are the two highest paid assistants in the SEC, but Clemson OC Chad Morris is the highest paid assistant in the country, making $1,309,650. Smart is making over $1.1 million and Chavis is making right at $1.1 million.

After Smart and Chavis, Georgia’s Todd Grantham is the third highest, making $850,000 per year. Then, Auburn’s Ellis Johnson and Texas A&M’s Mark Snyder are next. Is defense king in the SEC or what?

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Alabama OC Doug Nussmeier is the highest paid offensive coordinator, making $680,000 per year, and LSU RB coach Frank Wilson is the highest paid non-coordinator in the SEC, making $600,000.

School Coach School Pay Other Pay Total Pay Max Bonus
Alabama Kirby Smart

$1,150,000

$350

$1,150,350

$230,000

LSU John Chavis

$1,100,000

$16,667

$1,116,667

$115,000

Georgia Todd Grantham

$850,000

$850,000

$225,000

Auburn Ellis Johnson

$800,000

$800,000

$240,000

Texas A&M Mark Snyder

$708,000

$0

$708,000

$140,000

Alabama Doug Nussmeier

$680,000

$1,500

$681,500

$136,000

South Carolina Lorenzo Ward

$650,000

$5,050

$655,050

$130,555

LSU Frank Wilson

$600,000

$16,667

$616,667

$70,000

LSU Cam Cameron

$600,000

$0

$600,000

$115,000

Florida Brent Pease

$600,000

$0

$600,000

$237,500

Georgia Mike Bobo

$585,000

$585,000

$0

Mississippi Dave Wommack

$550,000

$10,000

$560,000

$0

Missouri Dave Steckel

$560,000

$560,000

$188,750

Kentucky Neal Brown

$550,000

$550,000

$91,667

Arkansas Jim Chaney

$550,000

$550,000

$45,833

Arkansas Chris Ash

$550,000

$550,000

$45,833

LSU Greg Studrawa

$510,000

$20,334

$530,334

$115,000

Missouri Josh Henson

$510,000

$510,000

$172,084

Florida D.J. Durkin

$500,000

$500

$500,500

$197,500

Auburn Rodney Garner

$500,000

$500,000

$165,000

Arkansas Sam Pittman

$500,000

$500,000

$41,667

Kentucky D.J. Eliot

$500,000

$500,000

$83,333

Tennessee Mike Bajakian

$480,000

$0

$480,000

$114,000

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