A few Michigan State football staff members will see a nice pay raise in their salaries this year.
Chris Solari of the Detroit Free Press reported that Michigan State new offensive coordinator Brad Salem will see a nearly 30 percent pay increase with his new title. He will make a base salary of $517,847 this year.
Salem, who served as the quarterbacks coach for the last six years, was the only offensive staff member to receive a pay bump. He also spent his first three years as the running backs coach in East Lansing. He’s entering his 10th season with the program.
Head coach Mark Dantonio opted to reshuffle the coaching staff following 2018 season due to insufficient offensive production. The Spartans owned one of the B1G’s worst rushing offenses and had one of the poorest scoring averages in the country.
Michigan State’s defensive staff received pay increases for the upcoming year, after fielding one of the nation’s top defensive teams.
Defensive coordinator Mike Tressel received a 16.6 percent bump, bringing his base salary to $667,385. Defensive ends coach Chuck Bullough ($387,693) , defensive tackles coach Ron Burton ($424,616) and secondary coach Paul Haynes ($415,385) have also received salary increases. All of the increases are at least nine percent.
The Spartans finished the 2018 season with a 7-6 record and earned a trip to the Redbox Bowl.