FSU ass't coaches receive 10 percent raise

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State's assistant football coaches will enjoy considerable raises after the Seminoles' 10-4 season in 2010.

Defensive coordinator Mark Stoops will make $440,000 in each of the next three years as part of a contract extension that he recently signed with FSU.

He made $400,000 last year as he turned around one of the nation's worst defenses from 2009 into the 20th-best scoring defense last season.

Stoops' base salary is now $205,000 with an additional $235,000 for speaking engagements and public relations compensation, making him FSU's highest paid assistant. He is also eligible for postseason bonuses.

The contract states that Stoops must pay $75,000 if he leaves FSU in the first year of the contract and $50,000 in the second year.

Every FSU assistant coach is essentially receiving a 10 percent raise and an extension of at least one year. All of the contracts include a $75,000 payment if they leave FSU in the first year of the contract.

Linebackers coach Greg Hudson will make $335,500 and is under contract through January 2013.

Running backs coach/special teams coordinator Eddie Gran and offensive coordinator James Coley will earn $335,500 and are under contract through January 2014.

Defensive tackles coach Odell Haggins will make $275,000 under a contract that runs through January 2013.

Wide receivers coach Lawrence Dawsey will make $242,000 in a deal that ends in January 2013.

Defensive ends coach D.J. Eliot and quarterbacks coach/recruiting coordinator Dameyune Craig will make $192,500 and are under contract through January 2013.

Strength and conditioning coach Vic Viloria will earn $176,000 in a deal that runs through 2014.

Offensive line coach Rick Trickett signed a three-year extension at $400,000 annually in February.

Coach Jimbo Fisher was also bumped up to $2.75 million in the offseason.


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