Derek Dooley is about to be a very rich man.
It’s not that he wasn’t paid handsomely at his previous coaching jobs, but in the context of Mizzou assistants, his new contract is gigantic according to Aaron Reese of the Kansas City Star.
Derek Dooley has agreed to a three-year contract paying him a guaranteed salary of $900,000, according to the memorandum of understanding obtained by The Star.
Dooley — who spent the past five seasons as the Dallas Cowboys’ wide receivers coach after previously being head coach at Tennessee and Louisiana Tech — will also be Missouri’s quarterbacks coach. He is succeeding the previously highest-paid assistant in program history, Josh Heupel, who left MU to become head coach at Central Florida. Heupel made $700,000 in base salary at MU.
It’s his first return to the SEC since Tennessee bought him out, only to hire Butch Jones who has since been let go at Tennessee in favor of Jeremy Pruitt.