I’d like to think if you’ve been reading this blog for a while, this won’t exactly come as a surprise to you.
Iowa’s assistant football coaches have been given their annual pay raises, but the additional salary will largely be eaten up by the athletic department’s mandated cutbacks.
Iowa is paying out $5.27 million in base salaries to its assistant football coaches this school year, an increase of $575,000 from a year ago, in addition to the $1.1 million given to former strength coach Chris Doyle as part of a separation agreement this summer…
That means most of the assistant football coaches are set to make slightly more in Fiscal Year 2021 than they did last year. For example, Jay Niemann, the newest assistant coach, received a 17.2% increase in his salary to $340,000, before the 10% will be reducted, making his actual raise $16,000 instead of the listed $50,000.
At this point, it almost feels more out of habit than anything else. Amateurism is a helluva drug.