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Bruin Bites: UCLA Football’s Assistant Coaches Were Well Paid in 2017

The exception to that might be linebacker coach Scott White, who was the lowest paid assistant coach in the Pac-12.

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Sal Alosi, shown here in a photo before he was fired by the Jets for “Tripgate”, was the seventh-highest paid strength coach in college football this season.

USA Today has published its annual database of assistant coach salaries as well as its annual database of strength coach salaries.

As would be expected, UCLA Bruins offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch was the highest paid Bruin assistant coach this season with a salary of $810,000. Meanwhile, defensive coordinator Tom Bradley earned $510,000 this season.

The most surprising fact to come from this might be the fact that Sal Alosi’s $410,000 salary ties him for the seventh highest-paid strength and conditioning coach in the country.

The second most surprising fact from this data is that, despite UCLA having the third-highest pool in the conference, Scott White was the lowest paid assistant coach in the Pac-12.

Here are the salaries of this year’s UCLA assistant coaches.

2017 UCLA Football Assistant Coach Salaries

Coach Responsibility Base Salary Max Bonuses
Coach Responsibility Base Salary Max Bonuses
Jedd Fisch Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks $810,000 $100,000
Tom Bradley Defensive Coordinator $510,000 $100,000
Demetrice Martin Assistant Head Coach-Defense/Defensive Backs $455,000 $100,000
Hank Fraley Offensive Line Coach $410,000 $100,000
Angus McClure Defensive Line/Recruiting Coordinator $410,000 $100,000
Sal Alosi Strength and Conditioning Coordinator $410,000 $100,000
Rip Scherer Senior Associate Head Coach/Tight Ends Coach $365,000 $100,000
Jimmie Dougherty Passing Game Coordinator/Wide Receivers Coach $365,000 $100,000
DeShaun Foster Running Backs Coach $285,000 $100,000
Scott White Linebackers/Special Teams Coach $107,500 $100,000
Salary data from USA Today Assistant Coach and Strength Coach databases.

The final tidbit on this has to do with UCLA’s incoming defensive coordinator Jerry Azzinaro. Azzinaro made $261,000 as the defensive line coach at UC Berkeley this season and could earn up to $50,000 in bonuses. In his last season at Oregon, Azzinaro earned $290,834. It will be interesting to see how much he’s paid to run UCLA’s defense.

On an unrelated football note, 3-star ATH Matthew Tago from Quartz Hill HS in Lancaster has decommitted from UCLA. Tago sent out a tweet to announce his decision.

That brings the UCLA recruiting class down to just 11.

2018 UCLA Football Recruiting Class

Recruit Name Position Current School Composite Rating NLI Submitted?
Recruit Name Position Current School Composite Rating NLI Submitted?
Bryan Addison ATH Junipero Serra (Gardena, CA) 4-Star Yes
Stephan Blaylock S St. John Bosco (Bellflower, CA) 4-Star Yes
Bo Calvert LB Oaks Christian (Westlake Village, CA) 4-Star Yes
Chase Cota WR South Medford (Medford, OR) 4-Star Yes
Kyle Philips WR San Marcos (San Marcos, CA) 4-Star Yes
Kazmeir Allen RB Tulare Union (Tulare, CA) 3-Star Yes
Alec Anderson OT Etiwanda (Rancho Cucamonga, CA) 3-Star Yes
Atonio Mafi DT Junipero Serra (San Mateo, CA) 3-Star Yes
Tyler Manoa DT St. Francis (Mountain View, CA) 4-Star No
Chris Murray OL Mater Dei (Santa Ana, CA) 4-Star No
Dorian Thompson-Robinson QB Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, NV) 4-Star No
Elijah Wade DE Arbor View (Las Vegas, NV) 4-Star No
Matt Alaimo TE St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, NJ) 3-Star No
Je'Vari Anderson LB/DB Laney College (Oakland, CA) 3-Star No
Baraka Beckett OL Palisades (Pacific Palisades, CA) 3-Star No
Kenny Churchwell S Mountain Pointe (Phoenix, AZ) 3-Star No
Elisha Guidry DB Vista Murrieta (Murrieta, CA) 3-Star No
Delon Hurt WR Servite (Anaheim, CA) 3-Star No
Patrick Jolly, Jr. ATH Newsome (Lithia, FL) 3-Star No
Steven Mason DE Southwestern College (Chula Vista, CA) 3-Star No
CJ Parks WR Mater Dei (Santa Ana, CA) 3-Star No
David Priebe TE Midway (Waco, TX) 3-Star No
Tyree Thompson LB LA Valley College (Los Angeles, CA) 3-Star No
Composite Ratings are from

Let’s hope Coach Kelly is able to start adding some names to that class very soon.

Go Bruins!