Five Ohio State assistant coaches have signed contracts that will pay them at least $1 million this year, including new offensive coordinator Brian Hartline, whose base salary has increased from $950,000 to $1.6 million following his promotion.
Six of the Buckeye assistants will be paid more than Jim Tressel’s initial base salary of $700,000 when he was hired to be OSU’s head coach in January of 2001.
Ohio State fulfilled a records request for assistant football coaching salaries on Thursday. Along with base salary and length of terms, bonuses were also detailed. For instance, if the team takes part in the College Football Playoffs semifinals, each coach will receive a bonus equal to 21.25% of their base salary. If they win their playoff game and make it to the National Title game, that bonus jumps to 25.5%. There is no bonus listed for winning a national championship.
Along with the 10 Ohio State assistants, OSU also included the salaries for graduate assistant James Laurinaitis, offensive analyst Todd Fitch (who works with the quarterbacks), general manager Mark Pantoni, and football operations staffers Quinn Tempel and Brian Voltolini.
All of the figures are included below.
Defensive Coordinator and Linebackers Jim Knowles: Two years remaining — $1,957,000
Offensive Coordinator and Receivers Coach Brian Hartline: Three-Year Term — $1,600,000
Defensive Line Coach Larry Johnson: One-Year Term — $1,116,990
Defensive Backs Coach Tim Walton: Two years remaining — $1,000,000
Offensive Line Coach Justin Frye: One year remaining — $1,000,000
Running Backs Coach Tony Alford: One-Year Term — $772,500
Safeties Coach Perry Eliano: One year remaining — $515,000
Special Teams Coordinator Parker Fleming: Two-Year Term — $500,000
Quarterbacks Coach Corey Dennis: One year remaining — $412,000
Tight Ends Coach Keenan Bailey: Two-Year Term — $400,000
Senior Advisor/Offensive Analyst Todd Fitch: One-Year Term — $250,000
Graduate Assistant Defense James Laurinaitis: Fixed Term — $142,000
General Manager Mark Pantoni: One-Year Term — $334,750
Chief Of Staff Quinn Tempel: One-Year Term — $260,000
General Manager – Football Operations Brian Voltolini: One-Year Term — $258,358