Saban’s assistants to get massive paychecks

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala (WKRG) — Nick Saban’s top ten assistants will make almost $7.5 million in 2019. The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees Compensation Committee approved the contracts Wednesday, according to the Tuscaloosa News. 

Below is a list of assistants, their specialty, their 2019 pay, and their 2018 team or school or their 2018 salary for returning coaches.

Steve Sarkisian
Offensive Coordinator
$1,550,000
(Atlanta Falcons)

Pete Golding
Defensive Coordinator
$1,100,000
($650,000)

Charles Kelly
Safeties
$800,000
(Tennessee)

Brian Baker
Defensive Line
$750,000
(Miss State)

Kyle Floyd
Offensive Line
$650,000
(Atlanta Falcons)

Sal Sunseri
Outside Linebackers
$650,000
(Florida)

Jeff Banks
Special Teams
$541,277
($270,000)

Charles Huff
Running Backs
$525,000
(Miss State)

Karl Scott
Cornerbacks
$525,000
($350,000)

Holmon Wiggins
Wide Receivers
$450,000
(Virginia Tech)

Additionally, Scott Cochran, Strength & Conditioning Coach will make $595,000. Head Trainer Jeff Allen will be paid $235,000, and Robert Welton, Director of Player Personnel, will be paid $210,000.

By comparison, University President Stuart Bell is paid $650,000 annually and Alabama Governor Kay Ivey makes a salary of $120,000.

In 2017, the Alabama athletics department reported $174.3 million in revenue and $15.6 million in profit, with the football department accounting for $108.2 million in revenue and $45.9 million in profit. 

Head Coach Nick Saban’s contract calls for him to be paid $8.7 million in 2019.
 

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