It’s good to be Brick Haley.
The Texas Longhorns defensive line coach didn’t exactly get a great season out of his unit in 2015, his first season on coach Charlie Strong’s staff, but it didn’t stop him from getting a great raise.
Haley’s new contract calls for him to make a base salary of $495,000, up from his previous $235,000, according to UT System Board of Regents agenda book posted online on Sunday and published by Brian Davis of the Austin American-Statesman.
All it took was a flirtation with Texas A&M. Aggies coach Kevin Sumlin first approached Haley in mid-February, according to Davis, in hopes of reuniting Davis with A&M defensive coordinator John Chavis. The two worked together at LSU. However, soon after, Haley chose to stay in Austin.
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According to the Board of Regents agenda book, other assistant coaches on Charlie Strong’s staff are due for pay raises despite the Longhorns’ 5-7 record last season.
Tight ends coach Jeff Traylor, who joined the staff from the high school ranks before last season and is considered a key recruiter, will jump from a base salary of $245,000 to $350,000.
Imagine if the Longhorns had posted a winning record, or got to a bowl game!
Davis also passed along the salaries for Texas’ new assistant: Defensive backs coach Clay Jennings’ base salary is $400,000; receivers coach Charlie Williams will receive $375,000; and running backs coach Anthony Johnson will make $325,000.
All assistant coaches, Davis noted, receive a $7,500 annual car allowance — yes, that’s a monthly payment of $625 — and a membership to the UT Golf Club, which is estimated to be $10,000, according to their contracts.
It’s a good gig if you can get it — and keep it.