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IOWA CITY — Iowa football assistant coaches received increases to their base salaries ranging from 4.7 percent to 52 percent, according to contract amendments obtained by The Gazette via open records requests.
After the raises, defensive coordinator Phil Parker remains the highest-paid assistant coach. His salary already was going to increase from $890,000 to $1.1 million on July 1 with his previous contract, but it increased to $1.3 million instead with the latest amendment.
The next highest-paid assistant coach is offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz, whose pay increased from $860,000 to $900,000. The 4.7 percent increase was the lowest among Iowa assistant coaches.
Three coaches — running backs coach Ladell Betts, offensive line coach George Barnett and strength and conditioning director Raimond Braithwaite — had the most significant raises by percentage.
Betts’ salary increased from $250,000 to $380,000 — a 52 percent raise. Braithwaite now makes $675,000 instead of $450,000. Barnett makes $600,000 instead of $400,000.
Betts and Barnett both started at Iowa in 2021, and Braithwaite became Iowa’s permanent strength and conditioning director after nine months as the interim replacement for Chris Doyle.
Linebackers coach Seth Wallace remains the highest-paid assistant who is not a coordinator. His salary rose from $560,000 to $700,000.
Special teams coordinator LeVar Woods received a 25 percent raise — from $500,000 to $625,000.
Defensive line coach Kelvin Bell, wide receivers coach Kelton Copeland and assistant defensive line coach Jay Niemann all received 35.3 percent raises. Bell now earns $575,000, and Copeland and Niemann both earn $460,000.
Tight ends coach Abdul Hodge, who is new to the staff this year, has a salary of $275,000.
The base salary numbers for Braithwaite and Iowa’s 10 on-field assistant coaches do not include any of the performance-based pay incentives.
Director of football operations Paul Federici also received a raise. He now makes $240,000 instead of $226,000.
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