Alabama Assistants Earn Raises Following Another National Championship
The UA Board of Trustees Compensation Committee approved amended salaries that would give a number of Crimson Tide assistants a bump in pay for 2016.
The two coaches who earned the biggest raise following the school's 16th national championship were Burton Burns and Tosh Lupoi. The former coached his 2nd Heisman Trophy winner last year and will see salary jump from $345,000 to $475,00. The latter now has the title co-defensive coordinator, which will pay him $550,000 (up from $425,000).
The committee also approved the contract of new defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt that will pay him $1 million per year over the next three seasons.
Strength and conditioning coach Scott Cochran also received an extension through 2019 that will put him over the half-million mark ($525,000) each season.
The contract of offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin's did not change from 2015 to 2016.
As AL.com points out, the University of Alabama will spend less on salaries next season. The overall number will drop by $586,000.