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UCLA football assistants get pay raise

UCLA football assistants get pay raise
UCLA offensive line coach Adrian Klemm, center, and his fellow assistant coaches received significant pay increases for the 2014 season. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)

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.

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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.

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