Virginia Tech increases football coach salaries

virginia techVirginia Tech is playing big boy football – or at least paying big boy football.

The athletics department will pay new coach Justin Fuente and his staff $6.715 million in 2016, an increase of $427,125 over what outgoing coach Frank Beamer’s staff was paid.

Fuente will be paid $3.2 million in the first year of his five-year deal. Defensive coordinator Bud Foster, who has four years left on his contract with the school, will be paid $925,000.

New offensive coordinator Brad Cornelsen has a two-year deal that pays him $450,000 a year.

Special teams coordinator and tight ends coach James Shibest will be paid $420,000. Shibest is also working on year one of a two-year contract.

Galen Scott, the defensive coordinator at Memphis who was added to the Tech staff as defensive line coach last year, has a two-year deal at $308,000 a year.

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