Tom Bradley could earn more than $1 million in two years at UCLA

When Tom Bradley decided to move across the country to become UCLA’s new defensive coordinator last month, he signed a two-year contract that will guarantee him $975,000. Including bonuses, his total earnings could top $1 million.

The longtime Penn State assistant coach had most recently worked at West Virginia, where served as associate head coach. According to MetroNews, his contract there was similar: a guaranteed $1 million in base salary over two years, although $600,000 was paid in the first season.

His new contract with UCLA gives him $475,000 in base pay through June 30, 2016, and then $500,000 through June 30, 2017. He received a $25,000 signing bonus, and will be paid $10,000 annually for working camps and clinics. The latter figure may be prorated if he does not work every camp.

Bradley can also earn up to $100,000 in performance bonuses. This bonus structure is included in the contracts of all UCLA assistants:
— $10,000 for participating in a bowl game
— $15,000 for participating in the Pac-12 Championship Game
— $20,000 for participating in the Rose, Fiesta, Sugar, Orange, Cotton or Peach Bowls
— An additional $10,000 bonus if the above bowl is part of the College Football Playoff
— $20,000 for winning a College Football Playoff semifinal
— $25,000 for winning the College Football Playoff National Championship

Some of these figures were first reported by the Los Angeles Times.

UCLA will provide Bradley with a courtesy automobile, and reimburse him for 100 percent of moving expenses. Bradley’s predecessor, Jeff Ulbrich, earned $500,000 in annual base pay his first season as defensive coordinator. Had he not left the Bruins to become the Atlanta Falcons’ linebackers coach, that figure would have risen to $525,000 in his second season.

New linebackers coach and special teams coordinator Scott White signed a one-year contract that will pay him $75,000 in base salary through June 30, 2016. He can earn another $10,000 working camps and clinics, and up to $100,000 in performance bonuses.

White’s predecessor, Mike Tuiasosopo, earned an annual base salary of $200,000.

  • MPPBruin

    How does this compare with other DCs in the Pac-12 and nationally?