Clemson’s Tony Elliott is becoming a member of school soccer’s membership of $2 million assistants.
The varsity’s board of trustees permitted a $300,000 elevate for the crew’s offensive coordinator, bumping his complete compensation to $2 million beginning July 1 when the college’s new fiscal yr begins. Together with defensive coordinator Brent Venables, at $2.4 million a yr, the Tigers would be the solely program in school soccer with each coordinators making that a lot, in keeping with USA At the moment’s database of assistant salaries.
Elliott additionally had his contract prolonged by the 2025 season, alongside will including the title of assistant head coach.
Elliott’s title got here up for a number of NFL jobs and he was contacted in Tennessee’s head teaching search. Nonetheless, this newest transfer seems to be to maintain Elliott at Clemson some time longer.
“We had been so completely satisfied to retain coach Elliott. He had alternatives, however we wished to ensure he stayed right here,” Clemson athletic director Dan Radakovich stated.
Elliott, a former Clemson receiver, has labored on the workers since 2011. He served as co-coordinator with Jeff Scott from 2015-19 till Scott left to develop into South Florida’s head coach. Elliott took management by himself this previous season.
The board additionally permitted a elevate for quarterbacks coach and passing recreation coordinator Brandon Streeter, growing his wage by $25,000 to $615,000 a yr.
Elliott and Streeter will proceed main one of many nation’s best offenses that can transition from quarterback Trevor Lawrence to DJ Uiagalelei subsequent season.
The board additionally permitted a $300,000 wage for brand new working backs coach and former Clemson ACC participant of the yr C.J. Spiller. Spiller was named to the most recent class for the School Soccer Corridor of Fame.
Spiller takes over for Elliott at that place group, whereas Elliott will coach tight ends going ahead.
“To have C.J. out on the highway recruiting and have him main these younger males day in and time out is one thing I’m actually, actually enthusiastic about,” Clemson coach Dabo Swinney stated.
Spiller’s contract is thru the 2022 season.
Six different Clemson on-field assistants had their contracts prolonged a yr by the 2022 season with no raises because the athletic division offers with a shortfall of about $25 million as a result of coronavirus pandemic.
Longtime tight ends and particular groups coach Danny Pearman moved to an off-field position as director of faculty scouting. Pearman was concerned in an issue final spring for previous use of a racial slur in 2017. He apologized in June.
Pearman stated he made a mistake in repeating “a racial slur I overheard when attempting to cease the phrase from getting used on the follow area,. What I overheard, I had no proper to repeat.”
Elliott will coach tight ends whereas safeties coach Mickey Conn will take over as particular groups coordinator.
Elliott’s elevate offers Clemson two $2 million coordinators initially appeared on NBCSports.com