Stansbury approves raises for Georgia Tech football assistants

An open-records request revealed another reason why Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson has offered his approval and support of athletic director Todd Stansbury – he’s putting more money in his assistant coaches’ pockets.

Stansbury increased the assistant coaching salary pool by 15 percent, with $50,000 raises for most of the nine-member staff. For three of Johnson’s five assistants who have been with Johnson since 2010, the one-year bump was larger than the sum of the raises they had received over their previous six one-year contracts. The new contracts for defensive coordinator Ted Roof, Craig Candeto (quarterbacks/B-backs), Andy McCollum (safeties), Lamar Owens (A-backs/special teams), Mike Pelton (defensive line), Buzz Preston (wide receivers), Mike Sewak (offensive line), Joe Speed (cornerbacks) and Ron West (offensive line) went into effect in July.

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