“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.