Alabama football approves new contracts for assistant coaches and staffers, including both coordinators
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The University of Alabama’s Board of Trustees and Greg Byrne (athletics director) have approved the new contracts for the assistant coaches of Alabama football.
All contractual numbers for the coaches came in Monday’s meeting. Tommy Rees (offensive coordinator) and Kevin Steele (defensive coordinator) were hired to replace Bill O’Brien and Pete Golding. Rees has a three-year deal that will go through February 2026. He will start at $1.9 million and rise to $2.1 million. Steele’s contract is worth $1.9 million through Feb. 2026.
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Alabama fans hope both guys will have the Crimson Tide clicking on offense and defense.
A breakdown of each assistant coach and staffer is below.
Alabama assistant coaches/staffer contracts
-Tommy Rees: OC — through Feb. 2026 ($1.9 million to $2.1 million)
-Kevin Steele: DC — through Feb. 2026 ($1.9 million)
-Robert Gillespie: RB coach — through Feb. 2025 ($625,000, up from $565,000)
-Holmon Wiggins: WR coach — through Feb. 2025 ($875,000 up from $850,000)
-Eric Wolford: OL coach — through Feb. 2025 ($925,000, up from $900,000)
-Joe Cox: TE coach — through Feb. 2025 ($425,000, up from $325,000)
-Freddie Roach: DL coach — through Feb. 2025 ($775,000, up from $750,000)
-Coleman Hutzler: OLB coach — through Feb. 2025 ($595,000)
-Robert Bala: ILB coach — through Feb. 2025 ($350,000)
-David Ballou: Director of Sports Performance — through Feb. 2026 ($725,000, up from $700,000)
-Bob Welton: Director of Player Personnel — through Feb. 2025 ($255,000, up from $235,000)
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