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June 26, 2014

Assistant football coaches get hefty pay bump

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ARDMORE -- Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops wasn't the only man involved with OU football to receive a pay increase from the OU Board of Regents on Wednesday.

The regents passed an item that rewards the entire Sooner coaching staff -- along with OU athletic director Joe Castiglione -- for last season's success.

Castiglione's contract was extended through June 30, 2020, and he will break the million-dollar mark this calendar year. He'll earn $1.03 million. That's a salary increase of $100,000.

All of OU's football coaches received hefty raises for the next calendar year, and each of them has a new item in their contract. Their performance bonuses have been modified, too.

Every OU assistant, including strength and conditioning coach Jerry Schmidt, will earn at least $300,000 over the next calendar year.

Each assistant will also be awarded a bonus equal to 2.5 months worth of their salary should the Sooners win the College Football Playoff national title. OU has already been projected by some national publications as one of the top programs heading into the 2014 season.

COORDINATORS AND ASSISTANTS SALARIES:

Offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh:

Contract extended through May 31, 2015.

Next year's salary: $370,000, a $55,000 raise.

Special teams and tight ends coach Jay Boulware:

Contract extended through May 31, 2015.

Next year's salary: $325,000, a $55,000 raise.

Running backs coach Cale Gundy:

Contract extended through May 31, 2015.

Next year's salary: $350,000, a $50,000 raise.

Co-offensive coordinator Josh Heupel:

Contract extended through May 31, 2016.

Next year's salary: $605,000, a $55,000 raise.

Bonus: $60,500 for winning College Football Playoff national title.

Linebackers coach Tim Kish:

Contract extended through May 31, 2015.

Next year's salary: $325,000, a $46,000 raise.

Defensive line coach Jerry Montgomery:

Contract extended through May 31, 2015.

Next year's salary: $380,000, a $55,000 raise.

Co-offensive coordinator Jay Norvell:

Contract extended through May 31, 2015.

Next year's salary: $455,000, a $55,000 raise.

Strength and condition coach Jerry Schmidt:

Contract extended through May 31, 2015.

Next year's salary: $300,000, a $300,000 raise.

Defensive coordinator Mike Stoops:

Contract extended through Jan. 31, 2017.

Next year's salary: $850,000, a $200,000 raise.

Bonus: $80,000 for winning the College Football Play national title.

​Cornerbacks coach Bobby Jack Wright:

Contract extended through May 31, 201​5​.

Next year's salary: $350,000, a $50,000 raise.



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