MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Travis Trickett’s return home is a fruitful one. A Wes Virginia graduate who was hired Monday as the final coach on Neal Brown’s new coaching staff, Trickett will earn $250,000 annually over the next two years.
MetroNews and The Dominion Post obtained the contract through a Freedom of Information Act request.
Contracts also were obtained for senior football analysts Ryan Nehlen and Casey Vance. Holdovers from the Dana Holgorsen tenure, each will continue to make $51,500 in contracts signed last September. Nehlen, an offensive analyst, and Vance, a defensive analyst, are both contracted through June 30 of this year.
Trickett’s official position, like most of Brown’s assistants, has not officially been announced, though it is expected to include tight ends. He earned a notable raise from his stint as Georgia State’s offensive coordinator, where he was paid $180,000.
Trickett’s contract includes the same incentives as his fellow full-time assistants.
— $10,000 for Big 12 championship appearance
— $10,000 for Big 12 championship victory
— $5,000 for non-CFP bowl victory
— $15,000 for non-CFP higher-tier bowl appearance (Alamo, Russell, Texas)
— $5,000 for non-CFP higher-tier bowl victory (Alamo, Russell, Texas)
— $20,000 for New Year’s Six bowl appearance
— $5,000 for New Year’s Six bowl victory
— $25,000 for CFP semifinal appearance
— $25,000 for CFP national championship appearance
— $25,000 for CFP national championship victory
Including analysts, the total pay for WVU’s coaching staff is $3.32 million. Brown had a budget of $3.5 million available to use for his on-the-field coaching staff, which does not include analysts.
Dana Holgorsen’s full-time coaching staff made a total of $3.44 million last year plus the additional $103,000 for analysts. Much of that difference can be attributed to former defensive coordinator Tony Gibson’s $901,000 annual salary.
West Virginia football coaching staff salaries
Vic Koenning, defensive coordinator: $650,000
Matt Moore, offensive line: $425,000
Chad Scott, offensive assistant: $400,000
Jahmile Addae, defensive assistant: $325,000
Blake Seiler, defensive assistant: $300,000
Jordan Lesley, defensive line: $250,000
Travis Trickett, offensive assistant: $250,000
Al Pogue, defensive assistant: $225,000
Sean Reagan, quarterbacks: $200,000
Xavier Dye, receivers: $200,000
Ryan Nehlen, offensive analyst: $51,500
Casey Vance, defensive analyst: $51,500