I got an update on Virginia Tech’s coaching salaries for 2012, which I wrote about in today’s paper.
Essentially, by virtue of the Hokies’ appearance in a BCS bowl game, the assistants got an 8 percent raise across the board (except for Curt Newsome, whose raise was 13.4 percent).
Frank Beamer‘s compensation went up by $100,000 in the final year before his new contact kicks in on Jan. 1, 2013. He’ll make $2.288 million before bonuses.
All in all, the Hokies’ staff — which includes Beamer, his nine on-field assistants and, for these purposes, former assistants Jim Cavanaugh and Billy Hite, who were reassigned to administrative positions last year — will make $4.93 million in 2012.
Because Cavanaugh and Hite’s salaries were reduced to $150,000 apiece, that’s only a modest increase from the $4.87 million the school paid prior to bonuses in 2011. Here’s a breakdown:
Frank Beamer 2012 compensation
- Total: $2,288,204
- Salary: $272,328
- Retention: $1,820,672
- Courtesy car: $6,720
- Country club: $3,484
- ISP and Nike: $185,000
Assistant coach salaries for 2012
- Bud Foster: $471,762
- Bryan Stinespring: $349,980
- Mike O’Cain: $252,776
- Charley Wiles: $244,554
- Curt Newsome: $212,653
- Shane Beamer: $202,527
- Cornell Brown: $202,527
- Torrian Gray: $202,527
- Kevin Sherman: $202,490
How does that compare in the ACC? It’s hard to know exact figures for 2012, but here is the USA Today database for 2011 salaries.
Virginia Tech’s $2,341,796 spent on its nine on-field assistants would rank third on last year’s list of ACC schools, behind Florida State ($2.894 million) and Clemson (2.874 million).
The Tigers’ figure will shoot up to $4.185 million in 2012 after the school renegotiated a contract with offensive coordinator Chad Morris ($1.3 million) and brought in defensive coordinator Brent Venables ($800,000).