Alabama gives coaching staff big raises

After the Alabama Crimson Tide won it’s fourth national championship since 2009, you would expect the coaches to reap the rewards pretty heavily. That is exactly what happened on Tuesday when the Board of Trustees approved raises for the returning coaches from last year’s title team.

AL.com first reported the raises for the team, which rewarded five coaches on the staff, including Strength & Conditioning coach Scott Cochran and running backs coach Burton Burns.

Burns received the largest raise of any of the coaches as he went from $345,000 to $475,000 after helping Alabama running back Derrick Henry to the 2015 Heisman Trophy. Co-defensive coordinator Josh Lupoi, who coached outside linebackers last year, is up to $550,000 from $425,000.

Cochran saw his pay jump to $525,000, which comes with a pretty amazing stat that USA TODAY’s Josh Myerberg.

Alabama S&C coach Scott Cochrane's new $525,000 deal pays him more than almost 900 FBS assistant coaches, per 2015 database.

— Paul Myerberg (@PaulMyerberg) June 21, 2016

Jeremy Pruitt, who replaces the departing Kirby Smart as defensive coordinator, will make $1 million in his first year with the team. That is $500,000 less than what the new Georgia Bulldogs’ coach made last year.

Can’t get enough of Campus Sports? Follow us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram to stay updated with the latest news and exclusive giveaways!

*Featured Photo (above) credit to USA TODAY Sports