Florida rewards Shannon with $400K raise to go with new title

UF defensive coordinator Randy Shannon
UF defensive coordinator Randy Shannon

Florida defensive coordinator Randy Shannon received a significant raise for his promotion from linebacker coach to defensive coordinator.
Shannon will make $890,000 in base salary as UF’s defensive coordinator this upcoming season, a $400,000 boost from a year ago.
Shannon’s contract was one of four assistant coaching deals released Friday by the school through a public records request. New running backs coach JaJuan Seider will make $335,000 in 2017-18, while new defensive backs coach Corey Bell and new offensive line coach Brad Davis will each make $290,000.
Shannon, a former head coach at Miami from 2007-2010, was promoted to defensive coordinator after devising a strong scheme as interim DC during UF’s 30-3 win over Iowa in the Outback Bowl on Jan 2. He’ll receive a $100,000 loyalty bonus if he stays with the Gators past March 1, 2018.
All four assistant coaches, per terms of their contracts, will receive an additional $10,000 equipment bonus with Nike and $1,500 academic incentive bonuses if certain criteria are met.
Florida coach Jim McElwain signed an extension last month through 2022 that will pay him $26.9 million over the next six years. The deal includes a $150,000 expense account, two dealer cars and a $350,000 apparel deal from Nike.