On Tuesday, Steve Sarkisian left his position as the Alabama offensive coordinator to accept the same role with the Atlanta Falcons.
Throughout his lengthy coaching career, which began in 2000, Sarkisian has served as head coach of the USC Trojans and Washington Huskies. Sarkisian has also served as an assistant with the Oakland Raiders and Alabama Crimson Tide, along with being a quarterback for the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
Sarkisian was booted from his job with USC due to issues with alcohol abuse, but he was given a second chance in Tuscaloosa as an assistant on Nick Saban’s staff before accepting the offensive coordinator role prior to the national championship.
Now, just one month later, Sarkisian is returning to the NFL.
So how much is Sarkisian worth after more than a decade and a half in the coaching world?
After earning $2.4 million in 2012 and $2.5 million in 2013, Sarkisian is reportedly worth $2.8 million — not too shabby for a man who has spent little time as a head coach and has a measly 46-35 record. There is no word on what his salary will be with the Atlanta Falcons, but it’s clear he has been doing just fine for himself. Let’s hope he can keep his act together off the field to get those earnings up.