New Tennessee Volunteers head coach Butch Jones will have a well paid supporting cast. The Vols will spend a total of $7.51 million dollars on coaches and support staff which includes 31 people.
The salary totals for the 2012 coaches and support staff was $5.96 million, of that $2 million went to Derek Dooley. In 2013 $3 million will go to new coach Butch Jones who will be expected to turn around the program or find himself tweeting with Dooley.
The highest paid assistants under Jones are his coordinators Mike Bajakian and John Jancek, both will make $475,000 annually.
Here’s a list of all salaries at UT thanks to GoVolsXtra
Dave Lawson, Strength Coach: $175,000
J.R. Sandlin, Director of Recruiting: $55,000
Chris Spognardi, Assistant to the Head Coach: $60,000
Mike Szerszen, Associate Strength Coach: $60,000
Greg Adamson, Assistant Strength Coach: $46,000
Brandon Myles, Assistant Strength Coach: $37,000
Joe Bernardi, Offensive Quality Control: $28,018
Terry Fair, Defensive Quality Control: $20,010
Greg Meyer, Special Teams Quality Control: $20,010
Keith Pantling, Recruiting Assistant: $50,000
David Blackburn, senior associate AD for administration: $170,000
Jason McVeigh, Director of sports medicine: $110,000
Brad Pendergrass, Director of football operations: $102,000
Scott Altizer, director of high school relations: $95,000
Joe Harrington, sports technology coordinator: $85,680
Condredge Holloway, Student-athlete relations/letterman: $85,170
Antoine Davis, VFL coordinator: $57,500
Roger Frazier, head equipment manager: $68,203
Max Parrott, assistant to equipment manager: $39,159
Heather Ervin, assistant director of football operations: $32,802
Allen Sitzler, assistant to equipment manager: $28,059
Total new staff: $551,038
Total retained staff: $873,573
Total support staff: $1.425 million
* Salary info on UT support staff was released last June.
ASSISTANT COACHING STAFF
Mike Bajakian, OC: $475,000
John Jancek, DC: $475,000
Steve Stripling, DL: $380,000
Don Mahoney, OL: $350,000
Tommy Thigpen, LB: $345,000
Zach Azzanni, WR: $300,000
Willie Martinez, Secondary: $280,000
Jay Graham, RB: $260,000
Mark Elder, TE: $220,000
Butch Jones signed a 6-year deal worth $3 million annually. The contract has not yet been finalized, but a memorandum of understanding was released last month.
TOTAL FOR ALL STAFF MEMBERS: $7.51 million