Brian Schottenheimer will make $950,000 as Georgia’s offensive coordinator and Tracy Rocker will now earn $500,000 annually as the Bulldogs’ associate head coach.
Those were just two of 10 salary adjustments that came as a result of head coach Mark Richt’s recent reorganization of his football staff. Richt hired Schottenheimer from the NFL’s St. Louis Rams to replace Mike Bobo after Bobo left to become head coach at Colorado State. Rocker, who is Georgia’s defensive line coach, was promoted after entertaining employment offers from other SEC schools.
Running backs coach Bryan McClendon will now make $350,000 as Georgia assistant head coach. As previously reported, defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt received a $450,000-a-year raise and will earn $1.3 million.
The salary figures were released by UGA Thursday in compliance with a Freedom of Information request from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The document also included salary information for other new members of the football staff, including offensive line coach Rob Sale ($400,000), strength and conditioning director Mark Hocke ($200,000), player personnel director Todd Hartley ($150,000) and football operations director Josh Lee ($125,000).
In all, the new salaries represent about a $1.3 million payroll increase for football. Richt is also expected to receive a raise as a result UGA’s recent offer of a contract extension. He currently makes $3.2 annually on a contract that expires after the 2017 season.