Salaries for college assistant football coaches

USA Today came out with a data base of assistant coaches salaries at the Football Bowl Subdivision level for the 2013 season.

Here is the link:

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/salaries/ncaaf/assistant/

It’s interesting to look at this and see Wyoming ranked last among Mountain West schools in total money paid to assistants at $925,044 for this past season. That figure will go up to $1,085,000 next season as UW added $160,000 to the assistant coaching pool for newly hired coach Craig Bohl.

However, UW athletics director Tom Burman said Sunday UW wasn’t the lowest in the league because it depends on what schools count as part of their assistant coaching staff. Some can include a director of operations, recruiting coordinator and a video director. This data base does not, at least not all of them.

In other words, Burman said it depends what you look at what schools count as part of their coaching pool.

UW’s highest paid assistant this past season was defensive coordinator Chris Tormey, who made $165,000. Tormey was fired in November. The lowest paid assistant was tight ends coach Nick Danielson at $50,000.

Here is a breakdown of the MW teams and what they spend on assistant coaching salaries. Hawaii was not listed in this database:

1. Boise State — $2,436,390

2. Colorado State — $1,520,000

3. San Diego State — $1,467,020

4. Air Force — $1,422,500

5. Fresno State — $1,373,404

6. New Mexico — $1,327,000

7. Nevada — $1,127,282

8. UNLV — $1,053,345

9. Utah State — $1,017,010

10. San Jose State — $998,856

11. Wyoming — 925,044