Texas coach Charlie Strong more than doubled defensive line coach Brick Haley’s salary to keep him from making a lateral move to Texas A&M earlier this offseason.
Haley’s new salary structure was outlined in the UT System Board of Regents agenda book posted online on Sunday.
According to the terms of his new contract, Haley will receive a base salary of $495,000 as opposed to his previous salary of $235,000. That base salary could escalate to $515,000 during the 2017 season.
A&M coach Kevin Sumlin first approached Haley in mid-February about coming to College Station. It was thought Haley was at least mildly interested because of his relationship with A&M defensive coordinator John Chavis. Both Haley and Chavis worked together at LSU.
But five days later, Haley chose to stay with the Longhorns.
Tight ends coach Jeff Traylor is also in line for a substantial raise, going to a $350,000 base salary up from $245,000. Traylor is considered to be a strong recruiter in East Texas.
The UT regents agenda book also outlined the salaries for the new assistants. Defensive backs coach Clay Jennings’ base salary is $400,000. Receivers coach Charlie Williams will receive $375,000. Running backs coach Anthony Johnson is slated to get $325,000.
Strength coach Pat Moorer, considered to be Strong’s right-hand man, is also getting a slight raise to $350,000 from $330,000.
All assistant coaches receive a $7,500 annual car allowance and a membership to the UT Golf Club, which is estimated to be $10,000, according to their contracts.
All of the salaries must be approved by the UT regents during this week’s meeting before going into effect.
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