UCLA has given two-year contract extensions with pay raises to coordinators Noel Mazzone and Jeff Ulbrich, and hiked the salaries of other members of the football staff.
UCLA football assistants will earn $4.059 million next season, including signing and retention bonuses. The athletic program funds the contracts through television and sponsorship deals.
UCLA will pay assistants $3.620 million in base pay and talent fees for the 2014 season. Six coaches — offensive coordinator Mazzone, Adrian Klemm, Demetrice Martin, Angus McClure, Mike Tuiasosopo and Taylor Mazzone — received signing bonuses totaling $347,900.
The pay pool was $2.442 million last season. In December, head Coach Jim Mora signed an extension that will pay him $21 million over the next six seasons.
Noel Mazzone, who made $375,000 last season, will make $654,500 each of the next two seasons. He was given a $100,000 signing bonus and can receive retention bonuses of $65,250 each if still at the school on Jan. 1, 2015, and June 30, 2015. Mazzone will receive two more retention bonuses of $165,500 each to be paid Jan. 1, 2016, and June 30, 2016.
Ulbrich, who was promoted from linebackers coach to defensive coordinator, will receive $475,000 in 2015 and $500,000 in 2016.
Offensive line coach Klemm, who signed a new contract in December, will receive $660,000 in 2014 and $760,000 in 2015.
Running backs coach Kennedy Polamalu will make $227,500 each of the next two seasons, as well as retention bonuses of $72,500 to be paid June 15 and $100,000 to be paid Nov. 15. McClure, the defensive line coach, will make $227,500 each of the next two seasons, plus a $52,500 signing bonus. He will receive a retention bonus of $72,500 if he still at the school on Jan. 1, 2016. Martin, the defensive backs coach, will make $295,100 each of the next two seasons, plus a $79,900 signing bonus. He will receive a retention bonus of $104,900 if he is still employed on Jan. 1, 2016.
The deals give UCLA continuity — seven of the nine assistant coaches are under contract for two seasons.
Quarterbacks coach Taylor Mazzone will earn $107,500, plus a $2,500 signing bonus. Receivers coach Eric Yarber will earn $260,000 this season and $285,000 in 2016. Linebackers coach Tuiasosopo will receive $210,000 each of the next two seasons, plus a $50,000 signing bonus.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times