COLUMBUS — Ohio State football consistently has been among the best teams in the nation under head coach Urban Meyer, and the coaching staff is being rewarded.
Contracts obtained by Land of 10 on Wednesday reveal that offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson will make $1.4 million over a two-year period and quarterbacks coach Ryan Day will make $1.2 million over the next two years. New linebackers coach Bill Davis will make $500,000 over a one-year deal.
Additionally, four other assistants received big raises upon the expiration of their contracts, which ran out April 30. Defensive coordinator Greg Schiano will make $700,000 in 2017-18, a $100,000 raise from last season. Cornerbacks coach Kerry Coombs will make $500,000 (a $75,000 raise), running backs coach Tony Alford will make $450,000 (a $50,000 raise) and wide receivers coach Zach Smith will make $300,000 (a $73,400 raise).
The deals also include bonuses for division titles, conference titles, bowl games, and national championships.
Here’s a look at the contracts of each of the aforementioned coaches.
Wilson will make $650,000 in 2017-18 and $750,000 in 2018-19.
If Wilson leaves for a non-head coaching job with his contract still current, he’ll owe Ohio State $100,000 in the first year or $50,000 the second year.
Schiano received a $100,000 raise after being promoted to defensive coordinator.
Day’s contract pays him $400,000 in the first year and $800,000 in the second year.
Davis is set to make $500,000 in his first year with Ohio State on a one-year deal.
Coombs, who added some defensive responsibilities this year, will make $75,000 more than last season.
Alford received a $50,000 raise in his latest contract.
Smith’s new agreement bumps him up to $300,000 annually.