Head coach Justin Fuente had previously indicated to news outlets that Virginia Tech would release annual salary compensation for the coaching staff as soon as the staff was in place. On Tuesday, those numbers were supplied by a Tech athletics representative.
Tech released two sets of numbers: regular compensation, and 2021 reduced compensation. It is presumed that each coach will continue to make their reduced salary until the Hokies’ financial situation improves, at which case their salaries will revert to their original amount.
#Hokies football assistant coaching salaries, released today, plus Ben Hilgart's salary. All salaries are reduced by 10% during the COVID-19 pandemic; the reduced figures are show in parentheses. pic.twitter.com/4S3DVhaRuh
— Tech Sideline (@TechSideline) February 16, 2021
The 10 on-field coaches will combine to make a total of $3,168,000 in 2021. That is a decrease from their regular combined compensation of $3,520,000 thanks to budget shortfalls within the Virginia Tech Athletic Department due to COVID-19.
Here is how the 2021 reduced salaries break down on offense and defense…
Head strength and conditioning coach Ben Hilgart will make $252,000 in 2021, down from a regular compensation of $280,000.