UT football assistant coaches' salaries released

5:57 PM, Jan 2, 2013   |    comments
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The University of Tennessee football program welcomed the new year with a new coaching staff, and we're learning how much Head Coach Butch Jones' assistants will be paid.

With salary and guaranteed supplemental compensation combined, Offensive Coordinator Mike Bajakian and Defensive Coordinator John Jancek will bring in the most at $475,000 a year each.

Strength and Conditioning Coach Dave Lawson brings in the least at $175,000 a year.

Altogether, the salaries for Coach Jones' staff add up to $3.26 million each year. Combined with Coach Jones' annual compensation of $2.95 million a year, the entire coaching staff will cost the athletic department $6.21 million annually.

According to USA Today's salary poll from last season, that would place Tennessee's coaching staff among the top 20 highest paid in the country.

Here's the complete break down:

Azzanni, Zach - Wide Receivers - $300,000
Bajakian, Mike - Offensive Coordinator - $475,000
Elder, Mark - Tight Ends/Special Teams - $220,000
Graham, Jay - Running Backs - $260,000
Jancek, John - Defensive Coordinator - $475,000
Lawson, Dave - Strength & Conditioning - $175,000
Mahoney, Don - Offensive Line - $350,000
Martinez, Willie - Secondary - $280,000
Stripling, Steve - Defensive Line - $380,000
Thigpen, Tommy - Secondary - $345,000 

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