The total amount Tennessee is currently paying its assistant coaches is $472,246. This number will increase to $511,946.
Coach Current Salary New Salary
Tony Jones $155,000 $165,850
Steve Forbes $140,246 $155,246
Jason Shay $100,000 $110,000
Ken Johnson $77,000 $80,850
"I wanted my assistant coaches to share in our success and make sure that their increases were in line with my increase," said Pearl. "You are only as good as the people you surround yourself with, and I feel like I have the best staff in the country."
All funding for the athletics department, including coaches' salaries, is from monies generated by athletics' resources and not from appropriated funding by the state of Tennessee or other university-related revenues.