ATHENS — New Georgia receivers coach James Coley is joining the program with more security than most position coaches usually have.
Coley agreed to a two-year contract, according to a memorandum of understanding provided by UGA on Friday. It’s not as long as the three-year contract given to offensive coordinator Jim Chaney and offensive line coach Sam Pittman, but until now position coaches had almost always been on one-year deals.
Coley’s annual salary will be $450,000, which is also more than previous receivers coach Bryan McClendon was receiving. Coley will also receive a retention bonus of $150,000 on March 31, 2017, assuming he is still with the program.
Georgia hired Coley earlier this week. He had previously been the offensive coordinator at Miami.
Memorandums of understanding for other assistant coaches Shane Beamer and Dell McGee were not available yet.