Florida has its first million-dollar assistant football coach in terms of base annual salary — defensive coordinator Todd Grantham, whose base salary is $1,390,000 in 2018.
UF released Grantham’s contract Tuesday along with the contracts of Dan Mullen’s other nine assistants as part of a public records request.
Grantham signed a three-year contract in November that calls for his annual base salary to increase by $100,000 each year. He will be making $1,490,000 in 2019 and $1,590,000 in 2020.
The veteran defensive coordinator is UF’s first assistant coach to crack the $1-million mark in annual base salary.
Defensive coordinator Geoff Collins earned a little more than $1 million in 2016 after his base salary was raised to $890,000 and he also received a $150,000 retention bonus.
And defensive coordinator Randy Shannon, who was named the interim head coach for the final four games last season, earned $1,001,500 in 2017 with the help of a $100,000 retention bonus and a $10,000 equipment bonus.
While Grantham has a three-year contact, UF’s other new nine assistant coaches all signed two-year deals.
UF’s co-offensive coordinators — wide receivers coach Billy Gonzales and offensive line coach John Hevesy — will be making $565,000 this year and $590,000 in 2019.
Veteran defensive line coach Sal Sunseri also will be making $565,000 this year. His annual salary remains the same for his second year.
The next highest-paid assistant is running backs coach and special teams coordinator Greg Knox, whose annual salary is $440,000 for each of the next two years, followed by quarterbacks coach Brian Johnson, who will make $415,000 this year and $440,000 in 2019.
Safeties coach Ron English’s annual salary for the next two years is $340,000.
Tight ends coach Larry Scott and cornerbacks coach Charlton Warren will see their salaries more than double in the second year. Scott’s annual salary will go from $190,000 in 2018 to $415,000 in 2019, while Warren’s will increase from $190,000 to $390,000.
Linebackers coach Christian Robinson, in his first year as a college assistant, has an annual salary of $80,000 for the next two years.
Each assistant also gets $10,000 annually as part of the school’s equipment and apparel contract with Nike, $1,500 a year as an academic incentive and the use of a courtesy car from a local dealership. Grantham and Gonzales could opt for a $500 monthly stipend instead of a dealer car.
Florida also signed strength and conditioning coordinator Nick Savage to a one-year, $250,000 deal.
In all, the school will be paying $4,740,000 for the 10 assistants in 2018.
Mullen’s annual salary is $6 million.
Coach Responsibility 2018 salary 2019 salary
Todd Grantham Defensive coordinator $1,390,000 $1,490,000
Billy Gonzales Co-offensive coordinator $565,000 $590,000
John Hevesy Co-offensive coordinator $565,000 $590,000
Sal Sunseri Defensive line $565,000 $565,000
Greg Knox Running backs/special teams $440,000 $440,000
Brian Johnson Quarterbacks $415,000 $440,000
Ron English Safeties $340,000 $340,000
Larry Scott Tight ends $190,000 $415,000
Charlton Warren Cornerbacks $190,000 $390,000
Christian Robinson Linebackers $80,000 $80,000