UT football salaries announced
Derek Dooley, Louisiana Tech coach, 150

Posted Feb 23, 2010


The University of Tennessee Athletics Department announced coaching agreements for the new football staff on Tuesday.

“In the few short weeks working with Coach Dooley, it is evident that he is going to do a tremendous job as coach at the University of Tennessee,” Director of Athletics Mike Hamilton said. “A great deal of that anticipated success is due to the first-class staff he has assembled to assist him. I look forward to watching them work in the months and years ahead."

Coach Position Length Salary

Derek Dooley Head Coach 6 years $1,800,000

Charlie Baggett Assistant Head Coach/Wide Receivers 3 years 375,000

Jim Chaney Offensive Coordinator/Running Backs 3 years 425,000

Harry Hiestand Offensive Line 2 years 200,000

Darin Hinshaw Quarterbacks 2 years 150,000

Terry Joseph Recruiting Coordinator/Defensive Backs 2 years 175,000

Eric Russell Special Teams/Tight Ends 2 years 200,000

Chuck Smith Defensive Line 2 years 225,000

Lance Thompson Linebackers 3 years 375,000

Justin Wilcox Defensive Coordinator 3 years 600,000

Tennessee also announced the hiring of Bennie Wylie as head football strength coach under a two-year contract for $225,000 a year.

All funding for the athletics department, including coaches’ salaries, is from monies generated by athletics’ resources and not from appropriated funding by the state of Tennessee or other university-related revenues.


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