Clemson’s football assistant coaches have had their contracts extended while two have received raises this year.
Wesley Goodwin, Mickey Conn, Nick Eason, Mike Reed, Kyle Richardson, Lemanski Hall, Thomas Austin, C.J. Spiller, Tyler Grisham have received one-year contract extensions. The extensions for Reed and Eason have come with a bump in pay of $50,000 each, increasing the total pay for Clemson’s assistants to $7,475,000.
The actions were approved Friday by the Clemson University Board of Trustees Compensation Committee.
Reed and Eason will make $800,000 this year after making $750,000 a season ago. Reed, Clemson’s longest-tenured assistant, holds the title of assistant head coach in addition to coaching cornerbacks. Eason is entering his second season on Dabo Swinney’s staff as defensive tackles coach and defensive run-game coordinator.
The contracts for Goodwin ($850,000), Conn ($800,000), Reed and Eason now run through January 2026. Hall ($625,000), Richardson ($500,000), Austin ($450,000), Spiller ($450,000) and Grisham ($450,000) are on two-year deals set to expire in January 2025 following the extensions. Those coaches will remain at their current salaries.
Meanwhile, new offensive coordinator Garrett Riley will be the Tigers’ highest-paid assistant after joining the staff last month on a three-year deal. The contract will pay him $1.75 million annually, $825,000 more than his predecessor, Brandon Streeter, made this past season.
In other actions, adjustments to the contracts of some of Clemson’s off-field staffers were also approved Friday.
Chief of staff Woody McCorvey, associate athletic director for football administration Mike Dooley, director of player relations and external affairs Jeff Davis, senior recruiting director Jordan Sorrells, director of football operations and creative media DJ Gordon, scouting director Danny Pearman and director of high school relations Robbie Caldwell each had a year added to their contracts, which now run through January 2025.
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