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Tresey’s salary $190,000

Posted Mar 4, 2009 by Brett McMurphy

Updated Mar 5, 2009 at 05:12 PM

University of South Florida’s new defensive coordinator Joe Tresey will receive a $190,000 salary, USF assistant AD Chris Freet said.

Tresey will make $30,000 less than former USF defensive coordinator Wally Burnham made last season ($220,000) when Burnham was USF’s highest paid assistant. Tresey’s deal, like all of USF’s assistants, is a one-year deal.

New wide receivers coach Phil McGeoghan will receive $80,000.

That leaves $400,000 out of the $1.35 million assistants pool for 2009-10 for Leavitt to divide between the new linebackers coach plus whatever raises he gives to new offensive coordinator Mike Canales and the other remaining five assistant coaches.

Reader Comments

Por (Steve) on March 04, 2009 (Suggest removal)

Surprising news. Thanks for the source wink.

Looks like we could’ve went outside for the OC position, or gotten primo LB and WR coaches.

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Por (Smooth) on March 04, 2009 (Suggest removal)

Hey Brett,

Could you find out what Tresey’s previous salary was at Cincinnati?

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Por (mike beau) on March 04, 2009 (Suggest removal)

public records requests blog.  that is what you should rename this

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Por (Brett McMurphy) on March 04, 2009 (Suggest removal)

Smooth, I’ll check and post it when I find out. But wait, should I? Mike doesn’t want to know any salary information apparently. Hmmm. Yeah, Mike’s right. USF fans should not know how much the coaches are being paid. Or how the salaries compare to other schools.

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Por (Jim Johnson) on March 04, 2009 (Suggest removal)

Brett—

“USF fans should not know how much the coaches are being paid. Or how the salaries compare to other schools. “

Sarcasm aside… why do you think that is newsworthy?  Is there an interpretation you think USF fans should infer from either the salary amount or the relative salaries?

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Por (Brett McMurphy) on March 04, 2009 (Suggest removal)

Mike and Jim, sorry for the sarcasm. Nothing personal. Jim, you don’t think it’s newsworthy to know how much the coaches/ADs make? As a fan you pay for tickets, make booster donations, etc., you don’t want to know where your money goes? It’s not newsworthy if USF has the highest or lowest paid head coaches/assistants in the Big East/BCS? If Coach X is one of the highest paid coaches, would you expect more success from him?

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Por (Patrick O'Rourke) on March 05, 2009 (Suggest removal)

You guys who think fans don’t care what these coaches make have your heads in the sand.  Personally, I’m not overly concerned with it (mildly interesting), but we’ve heard comments from fans for weeks on end dealing with the salaries of these coaches and the available salary pool.

Anything to pick on Mr. McMurphy though, right?

You guys are just prejudiced against us Irishmen.  Yeah…that’s the ticket.

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Por (Yes, But) on March 05, 2009 (Suggest removal)

Does it need a headline and a blog post of its own? You did the same thing with the receivers coach. The salary should be noted in stories about the hire, yes, but doesn’t need its own posting.

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Por (Steve) on March 05, 2009 (Suggest removal)

I’ve whined about Brett about as much as anyone lately, but freaking A, shut up, if he wants to make a story with a headline regarding a salary…who cares? As long as it’s truthful wonderful. In this case, it’s almost definitely true and it is interesting especially since we got him for a bargain (most thought we’d have to pay more than what Wally cost).

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Por (mike beau) on March 05, 2009 (Suggest removal)

Brett,

Thank you for your in depth reporting on the coaches salary.  I guess a good story might explain the relatively short length of the program and the corresponding amount of donors to the program.  You explain the what and not the why.

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Por (James) on March 05, 2009 (Suggest removal)

I’m glad the salary info is posted.  Fans should know this type of information and where we rank with other BE schools.  I find it interesting that Tresey is being paid less than Burnham.  Leavitt must be planning on giving good raises to the rest of his assistants.

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Por (Eric E.T. Thomas) on March 05, 2009 (Suggest removal)

I want to know the salaries ... some need to relax.

Thanx Brett/

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Por (Steve O'Neal) on March 05, 2009 (Suggest removal)

The salary issue was brought up during the discussions on the hiring of new coaches. Maybe a story regarding how salary pools are made up. The ways that revenue is generated and how the short history of USF FB effects all this, if at all. Either way, I think it is relevant to help understand some of the issues involved in hiring asst coaches in college sports.

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Por (Randal Clement) on March 05, 2009 (Suggest removal)

I think info on the salaries is very helpful and interesting to most fans. The others just like to complain about anything they can.

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Por (David M.) on March 05, 2009 (Suggest removal)

Hey, Brett i think the salary info is news worthy…By the way how does your salary compare with the beat writers salary in cinn?

Are we getting our moneys worth out of you….Keep nagging Coach Prozac for us, I think he may crack soon…

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Por (Smooth) on March 05, 2009 (Suggest removal)

Hey Brett,

Could you also check what the salary pool will increase to in 2011?

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Por (Robert) on March 05, 2009 (Suggest removal)

You guys are brutal.  I actually find the salaries interesting.

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Por (mike beau) on March 05, 2009 (Suggest removal)

i figured costanza wouldn’t be complaining.  right randy?

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Por (Randal Clement) on March 05, 2009 (Suggest removal)

That’s right butt train

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Por (Smooth) on March 05, 2009 (Suggest removal)

Brett,

Can you double check the salary pool for this upcoming year too? Your competitor reported that the assistant salary pool is $1.35 million for this upcoming year….that’s a significant difference for USF

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Por (Donald Conner) on March 05, 2009 (Suggest removal)

Brett:

When can we expect the conference game dates to be announced?  I know the ACC announced theirs several weeks ago.

Always seems like the BE lags in this dept.

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Por (jack) on March 05, 2009 (Suggest removal)

hey Brett
are these coaches hired on a year to year basis or was he offered a multiyear contract?

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Por (mike beau) on March 05, 2009 (Suggest removal)

randy rottencrotch

email me buddy

mikebeau at tampabay dot rr dot com(im sure you’ll figure that out)

and dont mess with me or I’ll pee in your bat sock

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Por (USF95) on March 05, 2009 (Suggest removal)

Now that it’s out that Wally Burnham is making $275,000 at Iowa State then we know it wasn’t money.  You have $340,000 now left at USF.  You drop that figure by $85,000 (difference between Tresey and Burnham) then you have $255,000 to hire a DB coach.  You could certainly hire a DB coach for $155,000.  You now have $100,000 for raises which equates to an average 8% raise for the assistants.  This is assuming matching Burnham’s offer at Iowa State.  Burnham’s move was clearly not money motivated.

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Por (Dan) on March 05, 2009 (Suggest removal)

I don’t care about coaches’ salaries at all, except in one regard. I want a program that wins. If other conferences pay more than USF, then the better coaches will go to the higher paying schools, and we will not get the good coaches. If we want a competitive team, we want the best coaches, so we have to pay competitive salaries. If UF pays on average twice as much as us per position coach, and most other good teams in good conferences do as well, it will be very hard for us to think we can field a consistant winner. Unless you don’t think coaches make that big of a difference. One day, I want a National Championship, and I doubt you can do it on the cheap.

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