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