Husker football coaches at the Rococo Theatre

Nebraska offensive line coach Greg Austin (center) and offensive coordinator Troy Walters (second from right) wave to the Husker fans in the balcony and loge seats as host Greg Sharpe (right), running backs coach Ryan Held (left) and quarterbacks coach Mario Verduzco (second from left) look on during a signing day event for football season ticket-holders last February at the Rococo Theatre.

Nebraska announced one-year extensions for all of its assistant coaches and head strength and conditioning coach Zach Duval. 

Each of NU's assistants is now under contract through Dec. 31, 2020. That, of course, no longer includes defensive line coach Mike Dawson, who is leaving the program to take a job with the New York Giants. 

The financial terms remained the same for each coach. The Husker assistants each signed two-year deals when they were hired in December 2017 -- Jan. 2018 for inside linebackers coach Barrett Ruud -- so the one-year extensions essentially restore the same security each had when he was hired. 

The 10 full-time assistants and Duval accounted for $4.85 million of a $5 million pool in 2018. With Dawson's departure, there is currently $4.375 million accounted for for 2019. 

Salaries are as follows: Defensive coordinator Erik Chinander $800,000; offensive coordinator Troy Walters $700,000; offensive line coach Greg Austin $475,000; outside linebackers coach/special teams coordinator Jovan Dewitt $475,000; tight ends coach Sean Beckton $400,000; Duval $375,000; quarterbacks coach Mario Verduzco $350,000; defensive backs coach Travis Fisher $300,000; running backs coach Ryan Held $300,000; Ruud $200,000. 

Contact the writer at pgabriel@journalstar.com or 402-473-7439. On Twitter @HuskerExtraPG.


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Parker joined the Journal Star as the University of Nebraska football beat writer in August 2017. He previously covered Montana State athletics for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 2012.

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