Georgia and Brian Schottenheimer have finalized the terms on the offensive coordinator’s contract with the university, and the numbers will make Schottenheimer one of the most well-compensated assistants in the nation.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution obtained a copy of the contract, a three-year deal that will pay Schottenheimer a total of $2.9 million. Schottenheimer’s annual salary comes out to $957,200, comprised of a $375,000 base salary, with the remaining money coming in the form of “supplemental compensation,” which will be paid out monthly.
Schottenheimer’s buyout decreases annually: $125,000 if he leaves before Jan. 1, 2016, $100,000 before Jan. 1, 2017 and $50,000 before Dec. 31, 2017. He will be paid the entirety of his contract if he’s terminated, per the AJC’s report.
Schottenheimer’s salary places him in the upper tier of the assistant coach pay scale. He’ll be the second-highest paid offensive assistant in the SEC and the nation, trailing only LSU’s Cam Cameron, who made $1.3 million in 2014. Based on USA Today’s 2014 salary database, Schottenheimer’s annual pay would place him seventh in the nation among assistant coaches.