The pinball numbers Oklahoma State’s offense produces with coordinator Mike Yurcich have been duly noted by his bosses.
That production has led to a whopping $200,000 yearly raise for the Oklahoma State coordinator. His $800,000 yearly salary becomes the highest for an assistant in school history.
The raise is a 33.3 percent increase above his $600,000 contract for last season.
Yurcich’s new salary doubles what he made in his first season in Stillwater, the Tulsa World’s Mark Cooper reports. It is nearly 16 times more than the $52,500 yearly salary he made in his final season at Shippensburg (Pa.) University six years ago.
Each of Oklahoma State’s eight assistants received raises ranging from $18,686 to $200,000, according to information provided to the World by Oklahoma State.
New defensive coordinator Jim Knowles makes $600,000. Former defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer, who was fired after the end of last season, made $675,000 in 2017.
Mike Yurcich helps craft one of nation’s top offenses
Oklahoma State’s offense led the nation in passing, was third in pass efficiency, fourth in scoring and was fifth nationally in yards per play in 2017.
“I brought him here to hide him for a few years,” Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy said of Yurcich to the World last September after an impressive 59-21 win at Pittsburgh. “It ended up being a good decision. I don’t know that I’ll be able to hide him much longer. He’s pretty dang good at what he does.”