Todd Monken receives huge raise to become one of nation's highest-paid assistants
Todd Monken received a huge raise coming off Georgia’s national championship as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
Monken will make $2 million annually after coming off a national championship season in his second season with the Bulldogs, according to information obtained Thursday by the Athens Banner-Herald in an open records request. That’s a $750,000 raise from the $1.25 million Monken made last season.
Contract details were not released for Monken, who was set to make $1.4 million this season in the third year of a three-year contract. He was named Georgia’s offensive coordinator in January, 2020.
Coordinators for top teams are approaching $2 million. Ohio State will pay defensive coordinator Jim Knowles, who was hired this offseason from Oklahoma State, $1.9 million in annual compensation. Alabama’s new contract figures for 2022 includes defensive coordinator Pete Golding at $1.73 million.
Georgia is paying co-defensive coordinators Glenn Schumann and Will Muschamp $800,000 each this year.
Muschamp is entering his second season on the Georgia staff as the former South Carolina head coach initially came over as a defensive analyst and then was promoted to an on-field assistant after Scott Cochran stepped away from the program. Muschamp is at his fourth program as defensive coordinator after previous stints as a DC at Auburn, Texas and LSU.
Schumann was named co-defensive coordinator and inside linebackers coach at Georgia in February of 2019 after 3 seasons in charge of the Bulldogs’ inside linebackers. He came to UGA after 8 seasons at Alabama, his last 2 serving as the director of player development and associate director of player personnel.