Michigan State assistants receive pay bump heading into 2022 season
Mel Tucker’s staff is receiving some additional incentive to stick around East Lansing after Michigan State closed out an impressive 11-2 season in 2021.
As part of Tucker’s restructured contract, all of his returning staffers will receive a pay bump heading into the 2022 season. The Spartans head coach received an additional $1.5 million in salary pool money, which is now at a total of $7.5 million per year, according to Chris Solari of the Detroit Free Press.
Here’s a breakdown of the pay scale for each of the assistants who received a pay increase this offseason, per Solari:
- Jay Johnson, offensive coordinator — $1.35 million
- Scottie Hazelton, defensive coordinator — $1.1 million
- Chris Kapilovic, offensive line — $1 million
- Ross Els, linebackers/special teams — $575,000
- Harlon Barnett, defensive backs — $525,000
- Ted Gilmore, tight ends — $550,000
- Courtney Hawkins, wide receivers — $425,000
Michigan State made an enormous jump from a 2-5 team in 2020 to an 11-2 B1G East contender last season. The Spartans were the only team to hand Michigan a loss in the regular season.
The Spartans closed out the impressive year with a win over Pitt in the Peach Bowl.