BOT approves football raises and contract extensions

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Clemson’s Board of Trustees met for a previously scheduled meeting Thursday meeting and on the agenda were raises for Clemson's football coaching staff.

The Board of Trustees Compensation Committee previously approved the hiring of new defensive line coach Todd Bates, and after an executive session approved the raises for assistant football coaches and football staff.

Defensive coordinator Brent Venables was awarded an increase to $1.7 million which makes him the second-highest paid assistant in the country behind LSU’s Dave Aranda.

The Board of Trustees also approved a contract extension through 2022 for Clemson President Jim Clements, whose contract was set to expire in December of 2018.

CONTRACT EMPLOYEES      2016 Salary	New Salary  
DC Venables, Brent	1,425,000	1,700,000 (also includes bonus opportunities)
OC Scott, Jeff		625,000		800,000	
OC Elliott, Tony	625,000		800,000

Position Coaches
Caldwell, Robbie        465,000		515,000
Streeter, Brandon       375,000		430,000
Pearman, Danny	        435,000		460,000
Reed, Mike		400,000		420,000
Conn, Mickey		N/A		350,000
Bates, Todd		N/A		250,000	
Total:			$5,300,000	$5,725,000
Support Staff
Batson, Joey		360,000		450,000
Turnipseed, Thad        170,000		182,500
Dooley, Mike		165,000         177,500
McCorvey, Woody		270,000         290,000
Scott, Brad		225,080         232,500
Davis, Jeff		155,082         167,000

** All contracts were extended one year except Batson, Elliott, and Scott who were extended for two years. Conn and Bates also have two years contracts to start their Clemson coaching careers.

** Swinney earned a $1.45 million bonus Clemson's national championship. All 2016 assistants along with Batson and McCorvey, earned a $95,000 performance bonus.

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