Colorado State Football Coaching Salaries On The Rise

Colorado State is investing a significant amount of money in its in football coaching staff. Jim McElwain is the highest paid head football coach in school history, and the team's new assistants are benefiting as well. No coach on McElwain's staff will make less than $135,000.

Last season, CSU assistants averaged $123,777 with defensive coordinator Larry Kerr making the most at $200,000. Three assistants made less than $100,000. That no longer exists now.

Now, no assistant makes less than $135,000.

Related: Jim McElwain Hires 4 More Assistants, Including Wyoming Defensive Coordinator Marty English

Last season, only one Rams assistant made $200,000 or more, while the 2012 staff should have three members making at least $200,000, assuming the as-yet-unnamed defensive coordinator gets a deal similar to offensive coordinator Dave Baldwin's contract.

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