Report: 7 Alabama assistants land raises, staff pay increases $1.2 million
The University of Alabama awarded 7 assistant coaches raises ahead of the 2020 college football season.
Offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian was the big winner, as he received an $850,000 raise to boost his annual salary to $2.5 million. That ties Sarkisian with Auburn defensive coordinator Kevin Steele as the highest paid assistant coach in the nation. Alabama finished second in the nation in scoring offense averaging 47.2 points per game, and Sarkisian was awarded handsomely. It’s also worth noting that he was pursued by Colorado and Mississippi State, among others, for head coaching vacancies.
Defensive coordinator Pete Golding also received a $125,000 raise to boost his annual compensation to $1.225 million. Golding is a coach under the microscope in 2020, as the Tide’s defense was underwhelming at times last season. Nick Saban’s defense allowed opponents to score nearly 19 points per game, and while that might be good around the nation, it isn’t that good for Alabama.
All total, Alabama assistants will make more than $1.2 million than it did in 2019, according to AL.com.
- Steve Sarkisian: $850k increase ($2.5 million)
- Pete Golding: $125k increase ($1.225 million)
- Jeff Banks: $183k increase ($725k)
- Holmon Wiggins: $25k increase ($475k)
- Charles Huff: $25k increase ($550k)
- Sal Sunseri: $25k increase ($675k)
- Karl Scott: $25k increase ($550k)