The USA Today does a great job of creating data bases to compare a lot of financial numbers in college athletics.
Its latest was listing assistant coaches salaries, and what schools spend on assistant salaries, among the Football Bowl Subdivision.
Here is the link to the entire data base:
As for Wyoming, it spent $1,224,315 on salaries for its assistant coaches. The two highest paid coaches are the coordinators — Steve Stanard on defense ($203,375) and Brent Vigen on offense ($203,275).
Here is the pecking order after that, according to the data base:
Curt Mallory, safties/pass game coordinator: $174,000
Scott Fuchs, offensive line: $163,208
Pete Kaligis, defensive tackles: $148,283
AJ Cooper, defensive ends: $103,383
Mike Bath, running backs: $89,308
John Richardson, cornerbacks: $73,283
Gordie Haug, wide receivers/recruiting coordinator: $66,200
The highest paid assistant football coach in the Mountain West: Colorado State’s Will Friend at $500,000 per year. That ranked 80th on this data base in the country.
Here is how UW stacks up for what it pays its assistant coaches to the rest of the MW:
- Boise State: $2,129,132
- Colorado State: $1,961,482
- San Diego State: $1,590,932
- Air Force: $1,518,000
- UNLV: $1,415,799
- Fresno State: $1,391,242
- New Mexico: 1,363,070
- Nevada: $1,249,500
- Wyoming: 1,224,315
- Utah State: 1,162,913
- San Jose State: 1,073,832
- Hawaii: n/a
Three SEC schools: Alabama, Auburn and LSU all had assistant coaching pools of more than $5 million. No shocker there.
What do you think about all this? Anything surprise you? Do you care? Let me know.