Recent success for Oklahoma State football has helped Mike Gundy’s staff pocket nice raises heading into the 2018 season.
Mark Cooper of the Tulsa World reported that seven of the nine members on Gundy’s staff earned raises. The increases total $332,315, which means the university will pay the assistants 10 percent more than last year.
The World reports that Oklahoma State will spend $3,641,314 in assistant coach salaries, compared with $3,308,999 last season.
Here’s a look at the staffers and what they will make compared to last season.
- Offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich: $500,000 to $600,000 — $100,000 increase
- Defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer: $600,000 to 675,000 — $75,000 increase
- Safeties coach Dan Hammerschmidt: $275,000 to $325,000 — $50,000 increase
- Cowboy backs coach Jason McEndoo: $225,000 to $275,000 — $50,000 increase
- Defensive line coach Joe Bob Clements: $364,652 to $400,000 — $35,348 increase
- Receivers coach Kasey Dunn: $325,000 to $360,000 — $35,000 increase
- Cornerbacks coach Tim Duffie: $339,347 to $356,314 — $16,967 increase
Two new OSU assistant coaches are on first-year contracts: running backs coach John Wozniak ($250,000) and offensive line coach Josh Henson ($400,000).
These figures don’t include financial bumps for several support staff members, including strength and conditioning coach Rob Glass, whose salary increased from $395,000 to $425,000. Team analysts Bill Clay, Brian VanGorder and A.J. Ricker will each earn $50,000.
The raises were among the most important parts of Gundy’s five-year contract extension. Gundy made staff pay increases a prime element in his contract negotiations with Oklahoma State athletic director Mike Holder.