A Big Ten championship and College Football Playoff season netted raises all around for the Ohio State football staff.
Offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson received the biggest raise ($250,000) and will make $1.2 million this season.
Assistant head coach/defensive line coach Larry Johnson followed him with a pay increase of $233,000 and will make $1.133 million this year while receivers coach Brian Hartline will make $550,000 after getting a raise of $190,000.
Offensive line coach Greg Studrawa and special teams coordinator/assistant secondary coach Matt Barnes both received $100,000 raises and will make $700,000 and $450,000, respectively.
Receiving more modest bumps in pay were co-defensive coordinator Greg Mattison ($33,000 raise to $1.133 million salary), running backs coach Tony Alford ($18,000/$350,000) and linebackers coach Al Washington ($15,000/$515,000).
The team’s two new assistants, Kerry Coombs and Corey Dennis, will make $1.4 million and $300,000, respectively.
Coombs is returning to Ohio State this season as defensive coordinator after spending the last two seasons in the NFL.
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Dennis is in his first season as a full-time assistant after being promoted from quality control coach to quarterbacks coach. He made $105,000 in his former position.
His predecessor, Mike Yurcich, made $950,000 last year but was hired away by Texas at a substantial raise.
Coombs’ predecessor, Jeff Hafley, also made $950,000 last season. He left in December to become head coach at Boston College.
Head coach Ryan Day will make $5.375 million this year as part of an amended deal that went into effect last month.
Next year he will be paid $6.5 million, and his 2022 compensation will be $7.6 million.
Day oversaw the Buckeyes’ going 13-1 last season. They won their third straight Big Ten championship, beat Michigan for a record eighth straight year and lost the Fiesta Bowl to Clemson.
“I couldn’t have been more impressed with the performance of our coaching staff under the direction of Ryan Day in 2019,” Ohio State director of athletics Gene Smith said in a release. “What they accomplished both on the field and in the way they led and mentored our students-athletes was exemplary. We look forward to much of the same in 2020.”
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