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Texas football assistant coach among the highest-paid in the nation

UT football’s Defensive Coordinator Pete Kwiatkowski is the 13th-highest paid assistant coach for a college team in the nation.


Texas football has some of the highest-paid assistant coaches in the country.

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Texas football teams have some of the highest-paid assistant coaches in the NCAA, according to recent data on college football assistant coach salaries.

The top-earning assistant coach in Texas is UT’s Defensive Coordinator Pete Kwiatkowski, who has an annual salary of $1.7 million.

This doesn’t come close to No. 1 in the country — Clemson’s Garrett Riley, who takes home $2.05 million annually — but it does rank Kwiatkowski as No. 14 nationally. (Of note: Texas’ head coach Steve Sarkisian is not among the top 25 highest-paid head coaches.)

Other Texas-based, high-earning assistant coaches in the list’s top 50 include:

  • No. 15 — Texas A&M’s DJ Durkin, $1.6 million
  • No. 20 — Texas A&M’s Bobby Petrino, $1.4 million
  • No. 30 — UT’s Kyle Flood, $1.25 million
  • No. 35 — Texas A&M’s Elijah Robinson, $1.2 million
  • No. 44 — UT’s Jeff Banks, $1.1 million
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