GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida released the contracts for its three new assistant football coaches as well as a new deal for defensive coordinator Randy Shannon, who received a significant pay raise with his promotion this offseason.
Shannon, who previously carried the titles of associate head coach, co-coordinator and linebackers coach, was elevated when former defensive coordinator Geoff Collins took the head coaching job at Temple. Along with the new role, Shannon received a 3-year contract worth $890,000 annually — up from his previous salary of $490,000.
Meanwhile, the Gators’ three new assistant coaches all got 2-year contracts with Ja’Juan Seider (running backs) earning $335,000 this year and $345,000 next year, and Corey Bell (defensive backs) and Brad Davis (offensive line) each earning $290,000 in year one and $315,000 in year two.
Shannon’s contract also includes annual bonuses of $10,000 from the university’s endorsement deal with Nike, $1,500 in academic incentives, annual escalating retention bonuses on March 1 of $75,000 (2017), $100,000 (2018) and $125,000 (2019), and unspecified postseason bonuses to be determined at time of event.
His contract expires Jan. 31, 2020 while the contracts of the three new assistant coaches expire Jan. 31, 2019.
The contracts for Seider, Bell and Davis specify a $100,000 buyout should any choose to leave early and includes bonuses of $10,000 (Nike), $1,500 (academic) and unspecified postseason bonuses that would be calculated at the time of event.
There is no buyout in Shannon’s contract.
Florida unveiled a new contract and pay raise for head coach Jim McElwain last month.