Such a deal

Boy, we’ve come a long way from the days of Georgia being the lone SEC school refusing to give multi-year contracts to assistant coaches and Mark Richt distributing bonuses out of his own pocket.

McGee signed a two-year contract, which included a salary increase of $75,000, bringing his pay to $350,000 per year, according to information provided by UGA.

McGee becomes the sixth of Kirby Smart’s assistant coaches known to be on multi-year contracts. New defensive line coach Tray Scott was given a two-year deal at his $400,000 salary earlier this year. Outside linebackers coach Kevin Sherrer and receivers coach James Coley received two-year deals when they were hired last year and are entering the final year of their contracts.

Offensive line coach Sam Pittman, offensive coordinator Jim Chaney and defensive coordinator Mel Tucker all received three-year deals when they were hired last year.

McGee wasn’t the only coach who received a raise this offseason, although his was the largest. Pittman was bumped up by $10,000 to $660,000 per year; inside linebackers coach Glenn Schumann saw his salary increase by $25,000 to $275,000; and Tucker’s pay increased by $50,000 to $900,000.

All that after a mediocre 8-5 season.  I guess it pays to be good at recruiting.



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8 responses to “Such a deal

  1. simpl_matter

    With the timing of this, I’m guessing it’s a message to one or two 5* recruits that their main contact/recruiter (McGee) isn’t going anywhere. If we land either of them, it’s money well spent.


  2. W Cobb Dawg

    Are we really worried about any of these assistants being poached? The pay sure as hell isnt based on performance.


    • dawgman3000

      Yep, they’re all bums. How on earth did they ever get a job coaching football? Maybe…….just maybe we can let them coach a game in year two before jumping to conclusions. Smh


    • The Dawg abides

      You obviously haven’t been paying attention to McGee’s reputation as a recruiter. Any school in the conference would love to poach him.


    • I got problems with the performance of people on the current staff … Dell McGee isn’t one of them. He has done yeoman’s work on the recruiting trail.


  3. Greg

    “Continuity”….at least Kirby did not have to pay them out of his own pocket.


  4. Greg McGarity, J. Reid Parker Director of Athletics

    Why didn’t anyone tell me about this?


  5. southernlawyer11

    It will never be NOT insane to me that a human being gets paid $660,000 per year to coach a single segment of a game played by 18-22 yr olds. Jesus I picked the wrong profession.