Groh will make $150,000 a year….but there’s more to it than that

Al Groh will be paid $150,000 a year to be Georgia Tech’s defensive coordinator, according to a copy of his contract obtained today by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution through the state’s open records law.

Groh signed the two-year deal, with an option for the third year, on Jan. 25. Tech paid Dave Wommack, the previous defensive coordinator who was let go in January, $288,500 a year. However, Groh will receive a minimum bonus of $321,000 on or before Jan. 12, 2012, regardless whether he’s still employed by Tech.

Also, should Tech pick up the option year on Groh’s contract, his pay will jump to a minimum of $344,000. The option must be exercised before Dec. 15, 2011.

There is no buyout in the contract, and he will receive a bonus of 1/12th his salary should Tech make a bowl game. That is a common clause in all of the assistant’s existing contracts.

New A-backs coach Lamar Owens, who was promoted from a graduate assistant position, will make $127,000 annually.

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In other news, Tech baseball pitchers Deck McGuire and Kevin Jacobs were named to Baseball America’s All-America team on Friday.

Tech, ranked No. 6 in most polls, will open the season with a three-game series against Missouri State at Russ Chandler Stadium on Feb. 19 at 4 p.m.

135 comments Add your comment

gtislame

February 5th, 2010
3:03 pm

(((((((((((((UGA 30 – gt 24!!!!))))))))))))))))))

HAAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHHA!!!!

Groh’s contract should be structured so that every yard UGA runs on his defense, he gives money back. With 339 yards on the ground last year, Groh may have to dip 401k to pay back GT!!!

Jimbo

February 5th, 2010
3:05 pm

Didn’t take long for the sad, lonely, pathetic UGA posters to show up. Thanks for coming out, ya’ll. You always provide lots of unintentional humor.

Nebraska Jacket

February 5th, 2010
3:12 pm

He’s worth every penny

JB

February 5th, 2010
3:13 pm

You can buy a lot of Ensure with that.

Doug Roberson

February 5th, 2010
3:14 pm

NC State 89 GT 45. Joey dugan 8. As in 8===D

gtislame

February 5th, 2010
3:14 pm

I am lame too…I know i am just scared GT is on the way up and my DAWGS are on the downslide

JB

February 5th, 2010
3:16 pm

All jokes aside, I think he’s gonna be one and done…….Not because of Johnson, or even the results, but Atlanta ain’t an easy place to live for a guy that age, and once you been the HEAD MAN, it’s tough to be “staff”. He might like ” consulting”.

Paul Blewitt

February 5th, 2010
3:17 pm

Allright, We Still Have Baseball

Nance Nash

February 5th, 2010
3:18 pm

Da’Rick Rogers is my BFF. Go Vols!

What do UG and GT fans have in common?

February 5th, 2010
3:20 pm

They both love talking GEORGIA TECH YELLOW JACKET FOOTBALL on a Friday afternoon!

Sam Houston

February 5th, 2010
3:22 pm

Don’t forget all the money that Virginia is obligated to pay him the next two years. Groh will make a lot of money the next 2 years.

Holy crap...

February 5th, 2010
3:23 pm

A current grad assistant gets a full time job that starts at $127K?!?!?!?!? And he is not even a lawyer?!?!?!? I sure hope this is not really his first job after college….he’ll think that when he gets fired, and at some point he will, that EVERYBODY makes that kind of money!?!?!?!?

mike

February 5th, 2010
3:23 pm

medicare will surely suppliment the b

ED

February 5th, 2010
3:26 pm

UGA WORST YEAR IN 15 YEARS
TECH BEST SEASON IN 20 YEARS
UGA 30 TEK 24
SWALLOW THAT TURKEY NECK JOHNSON

Tom

February 5th, 2010
3:28 pm

His GT salary is moot for first 2 years…..he still gets the difference of what UVA owes him.

ugalilburn

February 5th, 2010
3:30 pm

So why doesn’t the article talk about the rest of the story? UVA is obligated to pay him his salary less what any other school may pay him. Its Groh’s way of sticking it to UVA. He makes the same amount of money regardless for the next couple years.

lanier

February 5th, 2010
3:31 pm

He is doing this for fun. this guy is 65 and has made millions. he doesnt need more money and he isnt aduitioning for a head job. bet he has a blast teaching these kids

Tom

February 5th, 2010
3:35 pm

CPJ could have TWO former HC’s on staff pretty soon….hmmmmm……

brave1

February 5th, 2010
3:39 pm

$150k ? Jeff Woolverton makes more than that.

superDawg

February 5th, 2010
3:41 pm

He is about 600.000 thousand $ short plus incentives.

StingerSplash

February 5th, 2010
3:43 pm

CPJ DOES have two former HCs on staff right now. Groh and Mike Sewak.

gtnorth

February 5th, 2010
3:43 pm

sounds like the contract is structured so that UVA eats most of his salary for 2 years. Then the minimum bonus of $321K, which likely will occur after the UVAs financial commitment is complete. UVA has gotta hate this

Gresham Brown McCullough

February 5th, 2010
3:44 pm

I am growing more and more concerned about the things Coach Johnson says. I hear some of his coaches don’t like him and I see where several are leaving. He needs to think before he speaks. I especially don’t like the way he yells at our players on TV. I even saw an assistant coach last year screaming at a player. That is not what we want!!! A high school coach that I know said Gill Smith said it was really hard to recruit against Georgia and the other teams that raid Georgia on a regular basis. I know parents of recruits will see how he acts and might not want their son in that type of situation. He needs to clean up his act before we really lose out. Worried

Tom

February 5th, 2010
3:44 pm

DOH!….my bad…..make it THREE then! :-)

joe

February 5th, 2010
3:47 pm

didn’t he get a good buyout from UVA? with his buyout cash, he’s probably in plenty good shape. as old as he is, he probably doesn’t get another HC shot, this way he gets to sit pretty w/ his buyout cash, stay busy, but not deal w/ all the responsibility.

he still should have gone back to the NFL though. at UVA, the in-state HS coaches hated him and steered their players away from him. he’ll piss off GA HS coaches soon enough. in the NFL, that wouldn’t be an issue.

Tom

February 5th, 2010
3:48 pm

GB McCullough = mutt poser (and poor performance, at that)

LOL!

Cal Cavalier

February 5th, 2010
3:53 pm

Touche Old Groh… You really stuck it to us.

GT3O

February 5th, 2010
3:54 pm

Dawg fans,

Congratulations! You are part of the most classless fan basis in the history of college football.

I understand a little jeering about football scores and what not. UGA earned that right for the year.

But to come on here and comment on Al Groh needing ensure, medicare, and his 401(k) implying his age is beyond classless and it is the true definition of pathetic.

It is beyond pathetic to belittle or make fun of elderly people in the first place. Al Groh is as energetic as anybody 30 years old.

I hope the guy get’s to stick it UGA this year. That will shut you all up real quick.

Al Groh doesn’t need money from GT. He’s still getting paid HC money from UVA and will be for years. He also is here to go out a winner. He doing what he loves most and that’s coaching defensive football. What person wouldn’t want to end their career without the pressure of the big job and just doing exactly what they know?

Grow up dawg fans and worry about your own inexperienced DC and lack of linebackers.

JW

February 5th, 2010
3:57 pm

Gresham Brown McCullough

I’d rather have my coach chastise players publically that have a team full of srew-ups who are constantly in trouble with the law

clearly having the 8th most penalized team out of 120 FBS team speaks to the lack of discipline and the overall type of program that Richt is running

Cal Cavalier

February 5th, 2010
3:58 pm

That’s right…JW….Chastise and Chop Block….that’s the CPJ way.

Tellitlikeitis

February 5th, 2010
4:00 pm

And the mutts had to spend $750,000 for a no name assisant line coach—WOW what a deal DRad.

Tech82

February 5th, 2010
4:01 pm

GB McCullough = Idiot (and quality performance at that).

JB

February 5th, 2010
4:01 pm

Johnson’s sideline demeanor impresses no one.

JW

February 5th, 2010
4:01 pm

Cal Cavalier

Every time a chop block occurs on the field, the ref’s will likely throw a penalty flag, so your thoughtless comment is asinine at best

But clearly, you’d rather have a coach that promotes a TOTAL and utter lack on discipline on and off the field

Cuttysark

February 5th, 2010
4:03 pm

As usual the comments being left are always quite amusing. Why would any UGA fan care at all about anything having to do with Georgia Tech Football? Keep up the comments as they are a great source of entertainment.

Time is on Our Side

February 5th, 2010
4:03 pm

Fire Mark’s Rectum…

Time is on Our Side

February 5th, 2010
4:06 pm

Everyday, I mail a new NCAA violation report about UGAY to the infractions committee. When I can’t find true stuff (maybe twice a month) I make up stuff that just might be true. Git caught cheating just one more time Mutts, and its the NCAA DEATH PENALTY FOR YOU. THE NCAA IS GONNA PUT YOU TO SLEEP, FOREVER.

Really

February 5th, 2010
4:06 pm

Thank goodness we can get all this feedback from The Overall Nation.
I was starting to think these fellas were finally embracing their place as a gymnastics school.
I wonder how many illiterate juco transfers it takes to move a pommel horse? Time will tell.

arf

JacketFanTiliDie

February 5th, 2010
4:12 pm

Dawg fans are so dumb! Get off our blogs and shut the heck up!

T3

February 5th, 2010
4:14 pm

We just hired a recognized and well-respected Defensive Guru for $150,000 a year ??

Damn !! D-RAD is gooooooooooood !!!!!

NC Dawg

February 5th, 2010
4:14 pm

droberson

February 5th, 2010
4:16 pm

Yes, Groh is receiving a buyout from UVA of $4.33 million, minus what he receives from Tech.

Tom

February 5th, 2010
4:17 pm

In the resounding words of one of their own……

“Georgia fans are passionate, but let’s face it – they’re not the brightest fans. Passionate, but not bright.”Eric Zeier, November 21, 2001 on 790theZone

LOL!

GT3O

February 5th, 2010
4:17 pm

And UGA paid 750,000 a year for a D-line coach with no super bowls and fired from his other DC gig.

Way to go D-Rad! GT is getting a superbowl winning DC, CFB 2 time coach of the year, and a student under Parcells and Bilichik for a fraction of the cost.

Who wants to make a bet that GT’s return on investment will quadruple UGA’s?

Hell, Al Groh hit 2 homerun’s in the bottom of the 9th recruiting with Attoachu and Young, how many recruits did Grantham help bring in on his first attempt at recruiting?

Wommack Can't Coach

February 5th, 2010
4:18 pm

Why is Groh even paid anything more than $1/yr? He gets $2 MILLION+/yr for the next 2 years from UVA! Anything GT pays him is subtracted from his UVA paycheck…

juvenal

February 5th, 2010
4:19 pm

2 of chan’s coaches left?great!any left?let’s get all of chan’s folks out of there, and get tough people…JB, one of vd’s star rbs dislocated his shoulder-coaches response:tape it up & get back in there…he’s won 20 games in 2 years with chan’s inconsistent softies, i hope SI & MB pick us bad like2008-usually read you & BankerDawg, not the usual bLabLa, but your jumping on the gravy train lately-ever see Lombardi on the sideline?…the wussification of the us, USMC DI’s aren’t supposed to use bad language, either…if CPJ is using ppromotions to ease out guys that may have had contracts(you know how bad braine was in that department), that would be pretty smart-let’s see how UT’s staff changes when some or their ac’s contract expire…

Fake Bake Richt

February 5th, 2010
4:23 pm

Y’all see where our UGA Athletics Director got himself a raise? He had to get a $110,000 raise you know cause he only makes $440,000/year…..Heck, I just hired my new DC for $750,000 and the Water Boy now gets $75,000/game and he has a clause in his contract paying him an extra $200,000 if we go to a major bowl game that doesn’t end in EVEPORT!!

UGAFan

February 5th, 2010
4:24 pm

Also in his contract is an expense account for his Depends.

russdawg

February 5th, 2010
4:26 pm

Ummh, Tech hires DC from the Ice Age at position coach salary
Coach PJ can not possibly be thinking long term.
Sounds like WIN NOW, Get better offer, GONE BABY GONE

Gent

February 5th, 2010
4:27 pm

Tech fans,

As someone who actually went to UGA, I am embarrassed by many in our fan base who post trash. I know you have your share as well. See, those who actually attended the University are very passionate about our football, but love the school for much more than just football and don’t want to cloud the image.