Terms of Joe Osovet's new contract with Tennessee revealed
Joe Osovet was promoted on Wednesday, becoming Tennessee’s tight ends coach. And with that came a nice raise.
According to the Knoxville News Sentinel’s Blake Toppmeyer, Osovet signed a two-year contract that runs through Jan. 31, 2022. He will receive $225,000 in his first season and $250,000 in his second.
Osovet isn’t a new face to the Vols’ program, as he has served in off-the-field roles the past two seasons. He worked in player development in 2018, then served as director of football programming last season.
“Joe’s track record as an outstanding college coach and a top offensive mind speaks for itself,” Tennessee head coach Jeremy Pruitt said in a statement. “He’s been successful at every stop he has been, and he’s done a tremendous job behind the scenes here at Tennessee over the last two years. He’s ready to be an on-field coach and eager to get to work. He’s an excellent relationship builder, and I believe he will do a great job in our tight end room.”
Now, Osovet will look to help the Vols continue their progression in their third season under Pruitt. After going 5-7 in 2018, they bounced back to go 8-5 this past season, which included a victory in the Gator Bowl.