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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Adding It All Up

Just a late FYI on new linebackers coach Warren Belin... he'll be making $190,000 this year -- about $27k per year more than John Jancek earned last year -- and is on the same one-year deal that all other non-Grantham assistants are on.

Here's the complete run-down of coaching salaries for 2010, assuming no raises for the holdovers from last year's staff (which is what I was told by UGA sports information).

2009 Salary 2010 Salary
Willie Martinez
325,815 Todd Grantham
Mike Bobo
325,000 Mike Bobo
Stacy Searels
290,000 Stacy Searels 290,000
Rodney Garner
290,000 Rodney Garner
Jon Fabris
202,241 Warren Belin
John Lilly
165,480 John Lilly
Tony Ball
165,480 Tony Ball
John Jancek 163,000 Scott Lakatos
Bryan McClendon
90,000 Bryan McClendon
Total $2,017,016 Total $2,445,960

Overall, that's a 21 percent increase in coaching salaries for Georgia's assistants over what they were making in 2009, which is certainly none too shabby. Of course, that number is almost entirely based on the fact that Grantham is now earning double what Georgia's highest-paid coach was a year ago. All of that should be a reminder that Grantham's hiring represented an exception, not a large-scale change in how UGA does business.

*Note: All salaries listed are base salaries, not including any bonus or endorsement money. You can find all coaching salaries from the 2009 season HERE.


Anonymous said...

Is it odd that Lilly, Ball, and Bmac are not getting a bump up of 5 - 10% for their efforts and to keep them on a similar plane with regards to the new assistants?

I also assumed RG would get a bigger deal, maybe add a 2 year contract in there to keep him happy. No?

David Hale said...

It's certainly possible that their deals could change but the last I was told, that wasn't the case. I'm checking into it further though.

Remember, too... Garner worked without a contract last year. That situation has been notoriously sticky.

Carter said...


Are coaches allowed any on-field or off-field contact with players (outside of the weight room) between the end of spring ball and the start of fall camp? I'm just trying to figure how much time we have to implement the 3-4, rather it be on the practice field or in a meeting room.

I was going to wait and ask this after you got back from vacation, but if you aren't going to respect your vacation, why should I?


philomath said...

Dave, My appologies if I missed it, but what are your thoughts with respect to Gardner on hiring Vandy's R coordinator/line backers coach...possibly freeing up the O coordinator (I mean D coordinator) to move to the D line? I'm not saying, I'm just...

David Hale said...

I think people are reading more into it than need be. Lilly was Florida State's recruiting coordinator, and his hire wasn't a slap at Garner. And Grantham has said for weeks it was his plan to hire another LBs coach. There is a big difference between ILBs and OLBs, so it makes sense to have two coaches there.

Anonymous said...

I think you should go cover the Olympics for us.

Anonymous said...

Over the last few weeks, Mark Richt has made very sincere comments about his support for Garner's work and loyalty to him as a coach. To me, it is clear Garner and Richt support each other very much. However, Garner has repeatedly said he wants to move up one day and be a DC or a HC. That day will be coming, and I think Richt probably is foreseeing the day when he needs to replace Garner's DL and recruiting work. But I Garner's future parting will be on good terms with Mark Richt, his boss for the last nine years.