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Florida Gators join rare club with three $1 million assistant coaches

UF also released Billy Napier’s full contract on Friday.
Florida offensive coordinator Rob Sale is one of three $1 million assistants for the Gators.
Florida offensive coordinator Rob Sale is one of three $1 million assistants for the Gators. [ LESLIE WHITE | Courtesy of Florida Communications ]
Published Jul. 1

The Florida Gators will have three assistant coaches making $1 million, according to contracts released Friday through open-records requests.

Co-defensive coordinators Patrick Toney and Sean Spencer will both make $1 million each season, as will offensive coordinator Rob Sale.

Last year’s defensive coordinator, Todd Grantham, was the only seven-figure assistant on that staff; USA Today calculated his total pay at $1.8 million.

Only two programs in the country had three assistants earn at least $1 million last year, according to USA Today’s database: Texas and Ohio State.

Head coach Billy Napier’s 10 assistants will collectively earn just shy of $7.1 million — a little less than the salary pool specified in his contract ($7.5 million). Another $5 million is allocated for support staff.

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Terms of Napier’s deal were previously disclosed. He’ll make $7.1 million this year, not including $100,000 in moving expenses. He’s due to receive $100,000 annual raises until the contract expires (Jan. 31, 2029). If he’s fired without cause, the Gators owe him 85 percent of what’s left on his contract.

Bonuses include: $125,000 for an appearance in the SEC title game, $250,000 for an SEC championship, $100,000 for a bowl appearance, $250,000 for a major bowl appearance, $500,000 for playing in a College Football Playoff semifinal and $1 million for a national title.

The salaries for Napier’s other assistants:

Running backs coach Jabbar Juluke: $450,000

Cornerbacks coach Corey Raymond: $725,000

Inside linebackers coach Jay Bateman: $425,000

Receivers coach Keary Colbert: $500,000

Tight ends coach William Peagler: $425,000

Outside linebackers coach Mike Peterson: $550,000

Offensive line coach Darnell Stapleton: $250,000

Director of football strength and conditioning Mark Hocke: $750,000

All assistant coaching contracts run through January 2024.

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