BOT approves football raises and contract extensions


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BOT approves football raises and contract extensions

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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