Salaries for the six new assistants for the Alabama football program have been set, according to payroll information obtained by The Tuscaloosa News.
Defensive line coach Craig Kuligowski will make about $750,000. Kuligowski arrived at Alabama after spending two years as defensive line coach for the Miami Hurricanes. He will also be associate head coach at Alabama.
Co-defensive coordinator Pete Golding is set to make about $650,000. Golding is Alabama’s inside linebackers coach.
Co-offensive coordinator Josh Gattis’ deal is worth about $525,000 annually. He’ll coach wide receivers for the Crimson Tide. He spent the last four years as receivers coach at Penn State.
Secondary coach Karl Scott will make about $350,000. He spent the last two seasons as secondary coach at Texas Tech and was briefly defensive coordinator at Louisiana-Lafayette before joining Alabama’s staff.
Special teams coordinator Jeff Banks’ will be paid about $270,000. He’s also Alabama’s tight ends coach. He coached special teams and tight ends at Texas A&M for five seasons before joining Nick Saban’s staff.
Quarterbacks coach Dan Enos will make about $200,000. Enos’ contract at Arkansas called for the school to pay him $400,000 if he was terminated without cause, though that payout would be mitigated by Enos obtaining another job, according to USA Today and MLive.com. He was set to make $150,000 as Michigan’s wide receivers coach before joining Alabama’s staff this season.
Alabama’s nine assistant coaches were paid a total of $5,995,000 last season before bonuses, according to the USA Today assistant coach salary database. That led the nation.
These six new assistants are set to be paid more than $2.2 million. Combined with Alabama’s four returning assistants, the total salaries are set to be at least $4.6 million. New contracts for Alabama’s returning assistants have not been approved yet. Outside linebackers coach Tosh Lupoi was named co-defensive coordinator after Jeremy Pruitt’s departure, and wide receivers coach Mike Locksley was named offensive coordinator after Brian Daboll’s departure.
Lupoi and Locksley are currently being paid at the same rate as last season, but may receive raises with their promotions.
All employment contracts at the University of Alabama are subject to approval by the university’s board of trustees.
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