Clemson's BOT approves raise for Tony Elliott

Clemson's BOT approves raise for Tony Elliott

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Clemson's BOT approves raise for Tony Elliott

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Compensation committee adds year back to Venables' contract

Clemson offensive coordinator Tony Elliott received a $600,000 raise Thursday for the 2020 football season at Clemson University’s Board of Trustees meeting at the Madren Center in Clemson.

The BOT’s Compensation Committee officially approved a new three-year contract for Elliott, which will value at $5.1 million, an average of $1.7 million through the life of the contract.

Elliott’s $1.7 million deal, as well contracts for other football coaches and staff personnel was approved by the BOT on Thursday. Clemson’s offensive coordinator will make $1.6 million this coming season.

Clemson is 70-5 since Elliott became co-offensive coordinator with Jeff Scott in December of 2014. This past December Scott left Clemson to become the head coach at South Florida.

In 2019, Elliott made $1 million, which was tied for 20th nationally among all assistant coaches, according to USA TODAY Sports. Elliott’s raise will now rank him as the second highest paid offensive coordinator in the country, behind Texas’ Mike Yurcich who will make $1.7 million in 2020.

The raise moves Elliott into the top 10 nationally overall for assistant coaches. He moves into seventh place overall, just ahead of Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian, who is currently making $1.55 million.

Sarkisian was the highest paid offensive coordinator in 2019.

Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables had a year added back to his existing contract. The added year will increase Venables’ contract to $12 million, still the largest contract of any assistant coach in the country in regard to total value.

Though Auburn defensive coordinator Kevin Steele just signed a new contract worth $2.5 million, it is just a three-year deal that will total $7.5 million. Venables is expected to make $2.4 million per year, but his contract is a five-year deal which totals $12 million.

Elliott and Venables are not the only football coaches having their contracts updated. Brandon Streeter, who will take on a new title as Clemson’s passing game coordinator, got a raise that moves his yearly salary to $590,000 per year.

Streeter had been Clemson’s recruiting coordinator since 2015 before assuming his role as passing game coordinator after Jeff Scott left Clemson to become the new head coach at South Florida.

New recruiting coordinator Todd Bates and new wide receivers’ coach Tyler Grisham also got raises due to their titles. Grisham, a former Clemson receiver who was an offensive analyst in 2019 on Dabo Swinney’s staff, will make $300,000. Bates’ raise was approved for $515,000 in 2020.

The rest of the Clemson coaching staff also received a raise or new details added to their contracts.

Last year, Clemson’s assistant football coaches made $7.41 million, which ranked second nationally as a staff behind Alabama’s $7.5 million. This coming season, Clemson’s 10 on-field coaches will make $8.145 million in 2020.

Approval of contractual changes for Football Assistant Coaches and Administration

  1. Brent Venables, Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Coach
    • Term: Add 1 year through 1/31/2025
  2. Mike Reed, Assistant Coach/Cornerbacks
    • Term: Add 1 year through 1/31/2022
    • Total compensation increase: $495,000 to $540,000
  3. Mickey Conn, Assistant Coach/Safeties
    • Term: Add 1 year through 1/31/2022
    • Total compensation increase: $400,000 to $515,000
  4. Todd Bates, Assistant Coach/Defensive Linemen/Recruiting Coordinator
    • Term: Add 1 year through 1/31/2022
    • Total compensation increase: $375,000 to $515,000
  5. Lemanski Hall, Assistant Coach/Defensive Ends
    • Term: Add 1 year through 1/31/2022
    • Total compensation increase: $350,000 to $500,000
  6. Tony Elliott, Offensive Coordinator/Running Backs Coach
    • Term: Add 1 year through 1/31/2023
    • Total compensation increase: $1,000,000 to $1,600,000
  7. Robbie Caldwell, Assistant Coach/Offensive Linemen
    • Term: Add 1 year through 1/31/2022
    • Total compensation increase: $570,000 to $640,000
  8. Danny Pearman, Assistant Head Coach
    • Term: Add 1 year through 1/31/2022
    • Total compensation increase: $505,000 to $545,000
  9. Brandon Streeter, Assistant Coach/Passing Game Coordinator/Quarterbacks
    • Term: Add 1 year through 1/31/2022
    • Total compensation increase:  $500,000 to $590,000
  10. Tyler Grisham, Assistant Coach/Wide Receivers
    • Term: 2 years through 1/31/2022
    • Total compensation increase: $93,860 to $300,000
  11. Joey Batson, Director of Football Strength & Conditioning
    • Term: Add 1 year through 1/31/2023
  12. Woodrow McCorvey, Associate Athletics Director-Football Administration
    • Term: Add 1 year through 1/31/2022
    • Total compensation increase: $350,000 to $380,000
  13. Thad Turnipseed, Director of Recruiting Operations & External Affairs
    • Term: Add 2 years through 1/31/2022
    • Total compensation increase: $230,000 to $250,000
  14. Mike Dooley, Director of Football Operations & Player Personnel
    • Term: Add 2 years through 1/31/2022
    • Total compensation increase: $225,000 to $250,000
  15. Jeff Davis, Director of Player Relations & External Affairs
    • Term: Add 2 years through 1/31/2022
    • Total compensation increase: $220,000 to $250,000
  16. Kyle Richardson, Director of Player Development
    • Term: 2 years through 1/31/2022
    • Total compensation increase: $113,166 to $210,000
  17. Jordan Sorrells, Director of Recruiting Operations
    • Term: Add 2 years through 1/31/2022
    • Total compensation increase: $130,000 to $210,000

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