UCLA assistants were third highest-paid Pac-12 staff in 2017

Offensive coordinator Jedd FIsch runs drills at practice. (Photo by Brittany Murray/SCNG)

Offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch was the third-highest paid assistant coach at a public Pac-12 school this year, according to USA Today’s assistant coaching data base, and UCLA’s entire nine-man staff was the third-highest paid in the conference.

Fisch, who signed a two-year deal in January, made $810,000 this year. Only Oregon defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt ($1.15 million) and Washington defensive coordinator Pete Kwiatkowski ($867,500) made more as public-school assistants in the Pac-12.

UCLA’s assistant coaches made more than $3.7 million combined. Washington’s staff was the highest-paid Pac-12 group, making more than $4.67 million, followed by Oregon’s that fell just shy of $4 million.

Here’s a list of UCLA’s assistant salaries and how they stack up to other schools in the Pac-12. (Stanford and USC, the conference’s two private schools, are not included) Continue reading “UCLA assistants were third highest-paid Pac-12 staff in 2017” »

UCLA announces hires of DeShaun Foster, Hank Fraley

DeShaun Foster was officially hired was UCLA"s next running backs coach Saturday. (Photo courtesy UCLA athletics)

DeShaun Foster was officially hired was UCLA”s next running backs coach Saturday. (Photo courtesy UCLA athletics)

UCLA officially announced the hiring of DeShaun Foster as its next running backs coach and Hank Fraley as its offensive line coach Saturday.

Statements on the hires from head coach Jim Mora:

On Foster:

“DeShaun is a Bruin through and through, which makes this such an exciting addition to our staff. On top of being a tremendous alum, consummate professional, trusted voice and valued mentor, he is an exceptional football coach whose pedigree and knowledge of the game command respect. We’re thrilled to welcome DeShaun back home where he belongs.”

On Fraley:

“Having spent the last three seasons with an excellent staff in Minnesota, coupled with his 11-year NFL playing career, Hank is undoubtedly the right man to lead this unit forward. I watched Hank compete firsthand in the 2004 NFC Championship and am happy this time he’s now on our team. We can’t wait to get him in here, have him meet with our guys, share his knowledge and experience with them and begin the process of preparing this group for Spring Ball.”