Oklahoma State’s million-dollar strength coach receives raise

STILLWATER — All 10 Oklahoma State football assistants received new two-year contracts with raises for the nine returning coaches, plus an updated five-year deal for strength coach Rob Glass, according to contracts obtained by The Oklahoman and the USA TODAY Network.

Two years ago, head coach Mike Gundy boosted Glass’ salary to make him what was believed to be the highest-paid strength coach in college football, and the new deal increases his annual salary to $1.1 million, a raise of $100,000 per year on a contract that now runs through the 2028 season.

Last season, Glass and then-Michigan strength coach Ben Herbert were tied for being the nation’s highest-paid football strength coach at a public school. Herbert has since joined former Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh with the NFL’s Los Angeles Chargers. Herbert’s replacement, Justin Tress, is scheduled to make $500,000 for the 2024 season.

That means, at present, the second-highest-paid strength coach is set to be Ohio State’s Mickey Marotti, who made a little less than $900,000 last season.

Glass’ pay was increased to $1 million from $725,000 for the 2022 season.   

The 10 on-field coaches received two-year contracts that went into effect in February, with raises of at least $25,000 for each of the returning coaches. New defensive line coach Paul Randolph also was given a two-year deal that will pay him $475,000 per season.

Associate head coach and offensive coordinator Kasey Dunn received a raise of $100,000, bringing his annual salary to the $1 million mark.

Second-year defensive coordinator Bryan Nardo’s raise of $50,000 brought his salary to $700,000.

Gundy’s five-year rollover contract, which he signed in 2022, was not changed. He received his latest annual increase of $125,000 on Jan. 1, which brought his total salary to $7.75 million for the 2024 season. 

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