The cost of winning football national championships at Clemson continues to rise, and that seems to be fine with everyone in orange and white. Coming on the heels of a second title in three years, Dabo Swinney’s assistants were awarded by the school’s board of trustees Friday with pay raises with co-offensive coordinators Tony Elliott and Jeff Scott joining the millionaire’s club.
Elliott and Scott each received increases of $150,000 to push their annual compensation to a million dollars. They join defensive coordinator Brent Venables in the seven-figures club. Venables’ salary was set a two million dollars per season prior to the 2018 campaign.
Here’s a breakdown of the rest of the on-field coaches’ salaries:
Todd Bates increase of $75,.000 to $375,000
Robbie Caldwell increase of $30,000 to $570,000
Michael Conn increase $30,000 to $400,000
Lemanski Hall increase $50,000 to $350,000
Danny Pearman increase $25,000 to $505,000
Mike Reed increase $55,000 to $495,000
Brandon Streeter increase $45,000 to $500,000
Also, strength coach Joey Batson was increased by $100,000 to $600,000
Clemson AD Dan Radakovich met with the media following the board of trustees meeting and addressed questions about the salary increases as well as the on-going investigation into the three failed drug tests on the football team prior to the Cotton Bowl.
Dan Radakovich (courtesy TigerNet)