ATHENS — Georgia running backs coach Dell McGee received a raise this offseason and a bit more longevity to go along with it.
McGee signed a two-year contract, which included a salary increase of $75,000, bringing his pay to $350,000 per year, according to information provided by UGA.
McGee becomes the sixth of Kirby Smart’s assistant coaches known to be on multi-year contracts. New defensive line coach Tray Scott was given a two-year deal at his $400,000 salary earlier this year. Outside linebackers coach Kevin Sherrer and receivers coach James Coley received two-year deals when they were hired last year and are entering the final year of their contracts.
Offensive line coach Sam Pittman, offensive coordinator Jim Chaney and defensive coordinator Mel Tucker all received three-year deals when they were hired last year.
McGee wasn’t the only coach who received a raise this offseason, although his was the largest. Pittman was bumped up by $10,000 to $660,000 per year; inside linebackers coach Glenn Schumann saw his salary increase by $25,000 to $275,000; and Tucker’s pay increased by $50,000 to $900,000.
McGee, the former head coach at Columbus’ Carver High School, came to Georgia from Georgia Southern, where he served as running backs coach for two seasons, as well as the interim coach for a bowl game. He also worked at Auburn as an analyst during the 2013 season.