Tennessee Volunteers head coach Butch Jones

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.


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

Total: $3,085,000


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.


[HT GoVolsXtra]

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