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.