TUSCALOOSA — The University of Alabama Board of Trustees compensation committee unanimously approved new contracts for four football assistants and contract extensions for five others Thursday morning.
The committee approved new contracts for defensive line coach Chris Rumph (two years, $288,750), offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland (two years, $395,000) and wide receivers coach Mike Groh (two years, $250,000) and director of football operations Joe Pannunzio (two years, $170,000).
The committee also approved raises for returning assistants Burton Burns (two years, $280,000; $10,000 increase), Jim McElwain (two years, $510,000; $100,000 increase), Jeremy Pruitt (two years, $225,000; $25,000 increase), Sal Sunseri (two years, $390,000; $40,000 increase) and Bobby Williams (two years, $315,000; $10,000 increase).
Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart and strength and conditioning coach Scott Cochran were awarded new contracts in January.
Smart’s new deal was for three years with a raise to $850,000. Smart also allows him to leave for another head coaching job without a buyout, and his buyout for another assistant job would be $72,000.
Cochran’s deal raised his salary for 2011 to $290,000, and would raise to $310,000 for 2012.
Also approved as a contract for new Alabama volleyball coach Ed Allen (five years, $120,000).