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Football: Ohio State releases assistant coach contracts

Ohio State co-defensive coordinator Greg Mattison speaks to the media on National Signing Day. Credit: Colin Gay | Sports Editor

According to records obtained by The Lantern, co-defensive coordinator Greg Mattison will be the highest paid assistant coach on the Ohio State football coaching staff, making $1.1 million per season in his two-year contract.

Co-defensive coordinator/secondary coach Jeff Hafley, offensive coordinator/tight ends coach Kevin WIlson and passing game coordinator/quarterbacks coach Mike Yurcich will each make $950,000 per season.

Each of the contracts contain incentives for accomplishments achieved by the team as a whole, including winning the Big Ten East, winning the Big Ten championship and going to the College Football Playoff national championship.

If Ohio State became Big Ten East champions or co-champions, each assistant coach would received an 8.5 percent bonus. If the Buckeyes win the Big Ten Championship and/or participate in a non-College Football Playoff bowl game, the coaches would receive a 4.25 percent bonus.

Assistant coaches would receive a 17 percent bonus for a Playoff bowl appearance, a 21.25 percent bonus if Ohio State were to make the Playoff semifinal and a 25.5 percent bonus if the Buckeyes make the national championship. The 21.25 percent bonus would not apply if the Buckeyes make it to the championship.

If Ohio State were to win the Big Ten and go to the College Football Playoff national championship, four members of the assistant coaching staff — Yurcich, Wilson, Hafley and Mattison — would make more than $1 million.

Hafley, Mattsion, Yurcich, Wilson, wide receivers coach Brian Hartline, special teams coordinator/assistant secondary coach Matt Barnes and linebackers coach AL Washington have each signed two-year deals.

Offensive line coach Greg Studrawa, running backs coach Tony Alford and associate head coach/defensive line coach Larry Johnson each signed one-year deals.

All 10 contracts include a $100,000 buyout if an assistant coach leaves Ohio State for another assistant coaching job before Dec. 1 of the final season on their respective contracts. Yurcich and Washington were given a $400,000 and $40,000 respectively for their buyouts from their previous universities.

No buyout is required if the assistant coach is hired as a head coach.

The assistant coaches will also receive six Ohio State football season tickets, two Ohio State men’s basketball season tickets and an automobile stipend of $600 per month.

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