UCLA offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone (left) was the Bruins’ highest-paid assistant in 2015, and the second-highest among Pac-12 public schools. (Michael Owen Baker/Staff)
UCLA paid its assistant football coaches just under $3.97 million in 2015. That figure, according to USA Today’s database, puts the Bruins at the top of Pac-12 public schools.
The team’s highest-paid assistants were offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone, who took in $864,000, and offensive line coach Adrian Klemm at $760,000. They ranked second and third in the Pac-12 behind Arizona State offensive coordinator Mike Norvell ($950,085), who recently became the head coach at Memphis.
First-year defensive coordinator Tom Bradley was tied for 10th in the conference, making $510,000. The Bruins’ lowest-paid assistant was linebackers coach Scott White ($85,000).
Oregon had the next-highest assistant payroll among Pac-12 public schools, doling out just over $3.69 million. Washington, Arizona State and Arizona were the only others to top $3 million.
As private schools, Stanford and USC were not required to disclose assistant coach contracts.