Georgia Bulldogs make new DBs coach Charlton Warren highest-paid defensive assistant

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New Georgia defensive backs coach Charlton Warren, most recently of the University of Florida, is going to look good in red and black. (Nati Harnik/Associated Press)

ATHENS — Whether a title of some sort will come with it remains unclear, but Charlton Warren received a nice raise and multi-year contract to join the Georgia Bulldogs as defensive backs coach.

Warren received a three-year contract from UGA that will pay him $600,000 a year, according to salary information released by school in response to an open records request. He is now signed through June 30, 2022.

That makes Warren the highest paid assistant on the defensive side of the ball and in the top half of Kirby Smart’s staff in terms of compensation. Generally, multiyear contracts are reserved for coaches who carry some sort of title. Georgia has not yet announced how it will replace former defensive coordinator Mel Tucker.

Tucker had been Georgia’s highest-paid assistant coach before he left to become Colorado’s head coach. That left offensive coordinator Jim Chaney on top at $950,000, but he has since left for for the same job at Tennessee, which is going to pay him $1.5 million a year.

Offensive line coach Sam Pittman ($825,000) and now solo offensive coordinator James Coley ($850,000) each make more than $800,000 a year. Both could be in line for another bump this year.

Warren was making $200,000 a year as defensive backs coach at Florida, but he was scheduled to receive a raise for 2019 that would increase his pay to $401,500, according to published reports.

Georgia coaches’ salaries


  • DBs: Charlton Warren, $600,000
  • Defensive line: Tray Scott $420,000
  • Inside linebackers: Glenn Schumann $325,000
  • Outside linebackers: Dan Lanning $325,000
  • Special teams: Scott Fountain $300,000


  • Coordinator/QBs: James Coley $850,00
  • Offensive line: Sam Pittman $825,00
  • Running backs: Dell McGee $550,000
  • Receivers: Cortez Hankton $375,000
  • Tight ends: Todd Hartley, $300,000

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