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.
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.