After receiving new titles earlier this offseason, Brian Hartline and Tony Alford have now received raises.
Hartline will be paid $950,000 in 2022 after being promoted to passing game coordinator in January, while Alford will make $750,000 this year after he was promoted to run game coordinator.
For Hartline, who is entering his fifth season as Ohio State’s wide receivers coach, the new contract gives him a $350,000 raise from last season, when he had a $600,000 base salary. Alford receives a $132,000 raise after making $618,000 in 2021.
The new titles and raises for both coaches come after new Notre Dame coach Marcus Freeman attempted to hire both of them away from Ohio State while building his initial staff in South Bend.
With the raise, Hartline becomes Ohio State’s second-highest-paid offensive assistant coach behind offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson, who will make $1.4 million for a second straight year in 2022. Alford will be the fourth-highest-paid offensive assistant behind Wilson, Hartline and new offensive line coach Justin Frye, who also holds the title of associate head coach for offense and will be paid $800,000 in his first year on staff.
Ohio State quarterbacks coach Corey Dennis also received a $100,000 raise as part of a new two-year contract that will pay him $400,000 in 2022. Wilson received a new two-year contract while defensive line coach Larry Johnson received a new one-year contract, but neither of them received raises, with Johnson still making $1.133 million as he did last year.
In total, Ohio State will pay its 10 football assistant coaches $8,783,000 in 2022. That’s an increase of $1.132 million from 2021, when Ohio State’s assistant coaches made $7,651,000 in total salary.
|Coach||Title||2021 Salary||2022 Salary||Increase||Contract End|
|JIM KNOWLES||DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR/LINEBACKERS COACH||$800,000*||$1,900,000||$1,100,000||2025|
|KEVIN WILSON||OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR/TIGHT ENDS COACH||$1,400,000||$1,400,000||N/A||2024|
|LARRY JOHNSON||ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH/DEFENSIVE LINE COACH||$1,133,000||$1,133,000||N/A||2023|
|BRIAN HARTLINE||PASSING GAME COORDINATOR/WIDE RECEIVERS COACH||$600,000||$950,000||$350,000||2024|
|JUSTIN FRYE||ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH FOR OFFENSE/OFFENSIVE LINE COACH||$700,000**||$800,000||$100,000||2024|
|TONY ALFORD||ASST. HEAD COACH FOR OFFENSE/RUNNING BACKS COACH||$618,000||$750,000||$132,000||2024|
|TIM WALTON||SECONDARY/CORNERBACKS COACH||N/A||$700,000||N/A||2024|
|PERRY ELIANO||SAFETIES COACH||$215,000***||$450,000||$235,000||2024|
|COREY DENNIS||QUARTERBACKS COACH||$300,000||$400,000||$100,000||2024|
|PARKER FLEMING||SPECIAL TEAMS COORDINATOR||$300,000||$300,000||N/A||2023|
*At Oklahoma State
The new contracts for Hartline, Alford, Dennis, Wilson and Johnson, as obtained by Eleven Warriors through a public records request, can be found below.