Beamer was the league’s fifth-highest paid head coach, according to USA Today’s annual survey, behind
The newspaper obtained head-coaching salaries from every ACC school except
Among the eight public ACC schools that released assistant coaching salaries to USA Today, Virginia Tech ranked third behind
Given Florida State's resources and his two conference title game appearances in three seasons, Fisher isn't overpaid by market standards. Nor is Georgia Tech's Paul Johnson – three conference championship games and one title, since vacated.
At age 66 and with no desire to leave his alma mater, Beamer is beyond leveraging overtures from elsewhere for significant pay bumps. Fisher and Fedora are, and after last year's surprising 8-5 finish, Virginia rewarded London, the 2011 ACC Coach of the Year, with a $400,000 raise.
Seniority (12 seasons on the job) and a stunning 2006 ACC title put
Beamer's salary, by the way, ranked 27th among the 116 schools surveyed by USA Today. No ACC coach approached the record $5,316,667 base pay of Alabama's Nick Saban.
Here's the complete ACC list:
Al Golden, Miami: Not available.
O’Brien and Spaziani, former co-workers as Virginia assistants, were recently fired, replaced by Northern Illinois’ Dave Doeren and Temple’s
Among ACC assistant coaches in 2012, Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris earned more than twice as much, $1,306,500, as any in the league except
Assistants pay has increased 29 percent since USA Today began its annual survey in 2009, head coaches 21 percent.
Below is total base compensation for the nine assistant coaches at the ACC's eight public schools, with the top salary at each.
Clemson: $4,181,750, a national high, just ahead of LSU's $4,009,235.
Florida State: $3,042,050. Defensive coordinator Mark Stoops, recently named Kentucky's head coach, made $591,150.
Virginia Tech: $2,411,046. Defensive coordinator Bud Foster $502,762, making him the conference's fifth-highest paid assistant.
Maryland: $2,280,424. Offensive coordinator Mike Locksley $507,440.
N.C. State: $2,210,049. Defensive coordinator Jon Tenuta $403,348.
Virginia: $2,166,138. Offensive coordinator Bill Lazor $458,350.
Georgia Tech: $1,920,800. Former defensive coordinator
North Carolina: $1,800,00. Offensive coordinator Blake Anderson, defensive coordinator Dan Disch, and associate head coach for defense Vic Koenning $250,000 each.
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