Shortly after Tennessee officially announced its new coaching staff, Volquest reported what each of those new coaches will earn in 2018.
According to that report, new offensive coordinator Tyson Helton will lead the way with $1.2 million annually. Defensive coordinators Chris Rumph and Kevin Sherrer will make $805,000 and $705,000, respectively.
Here’s the full list from Volquest:
BREAKING: Per an FOI request, here is a look at Tennessee’s football coaching salaries for the new staff. pic.twitter.com/Aq2NIGVPI7
— Volquest Staff (@Volquest_Rivals) February 8, 2018
The $1.2 million for Helton might seem like a steep price for an offensive coordinator. Last year, only 8 assistants in all of college football made at least that much. Helton’s deal will surpass former Tennessee defensive coordinator Bob Shoop, who made $1.15 million in 2017.
Still, Helton’s new deal will pay him nearly double what former UT offensive coordinator Larry Scott made in 2017. With the defensive-minded Jeremy Pruitt running the show, Helton will have plenty of expectations on him to turn around the Tennessee offense.
Interestingly enough, offensive line coach Will Friend will reportedly earn $805,000. Under the previous staff, Shoop was the only assistant who made that much.
Now, the Vols have 3 assistants coaches who will make at least $805,000.