CHAMPAIGN — The nine Illinois assistant football coaches will be paid a combined $2.3 million for the 2012 season. The numbers were released by the school on Thursday afternoon.
The three coordinators — Billy Gonzales and Chris Beatty on offense, Tim Banks on defense — will be paid $400,000 annually.
Banks will make more than the previous Illinois defensive coordinator, Vic Koenning. For the 2011 season, Koenning earned $342,000. That was a bump of $17,000 from his 2010 salary.
Koenning, who was offered the defensive coordinator position at Illinois by new coach Tim Beckman, is now the defensive coordinator at North Carolina.
Former Illinois offensive coordinator Paul Petrino, who returned to Arkansas after the 2011 season, was paid $525,000 in his final year on Ron Zook's staff. He earned $475,000 in his first season.
Here are the Illinois salaries for 2012:
COACH POSITION SALARY
Billy Gonzales Co-offensive coordinator/receivers $400,000
Chris Beatty Co-offensive coordinator/quarterbacks $400,000
Tim Banks Defensive coordinator/safeties $400,000
Luke Butkus Offensive line $200,000
Mike Ward Linebackers $200,000
Keith Gilmore Defensive line $200,000
Tim Salem Special teams coordinator/running backs $200,000
Alex Golesh Tight ends/specialists/recruiting coordinator $150,000
Steven Clinkscale Cornerbacks $150,000