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Ka-Ching!! Goodwin, Eason get major bumps in pay

February 2, 2024
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Clemson Defensive Coordinator Wes Goodwin and Defensive Tackles Coach Nick Eason received significant pay raises today as Clemson’s Board of Trustees approved several updates to high-level staffers for the Clemson football program. 

Goodwin’s bump from $850,000 per year to $1,400,000 is an increase of $550,000, while Eason’s move is a gain in salary of $300,000 each year. 

Below, you will find the additional numbers from Clemson’s Compensation Committee.


The Board of Trustees Compensation Committee is being asked to approve:

Action Item: Approval of contractual changes for Football Staff, p.

Wesley Goodwin, Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers

  • Term: Add 1 year through 1/31/2027
  • Total compensation: increase from $850,000 to $1,400,000
  • Buyout: Full guarantee with mitigation
  • Bonus: standard bonus structure

Nick Eason, Defensive Run Game Coordinator/Defensive Tackles

  • Term: Add 1 year through 1/31/2027
  • Total compensation: increase from $800,000 to $1,100,000
  • Buyout: Full guarantee with mitigation
  • Bonus: standard bonus structure

Mike Reed, Assistant Head Coach/Special Teams Coordinator/Cornerbacks

  • Term: Add 1 year through 1/31/2027
  • Total compensation: increase from $800,000 to $900,000
  • Buyout: Full guarantee with mitigation
  • Bonus: standard bonus structure

Mickey Conn, Co-Defensive Coordinator/Safeties

  • Term: Add 1 year through 1/31/2027
  • Total compensation: increase from $800,000 to $900,000
  • Buyout: Full guarantee with mitigation
  • Bonus: standard bonus structure

Garrett Riley, Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks

  • Term: Add 1 year through 1/31/2027
  • Total compensation: no change
  • Buyout: Full guarantee with mitigation
  • Bonus: standard bonus structure

Kyle Richardson, Passing Game Coordinator/Tight Ends

  • Term: Add 1 year through 1/31/2026
  • Total compensation: increase from $500,000 to $600,000
  • Buyout: Full guarantee with mitigation
  • Bonus: standard bonus structure

Tyler Grisham, Recruiting Coordinator/Wide Receivers Coach

  • Term: Add 1 year through 1/31/2026
  • Total compensation: increase from $450,000 to $550,000
  • Buyout: Full guarantee with mitigation
  • Bonus: standard bonus structure

CJ Spiller, Running Backs Coach

  • Term: Add 1 year through 1/31/2026
  • Total compensation: increase from $450,000 to $550,000
  • Buyout: Full guarantee with mitigation
  • Bonus: standard bonus structure

Joey Batson, Director of Football Strength & Conditioning

  • Term: Add 1 year through 1/31/2027
  • Total compensation: no change
  • Buyout: Full guarantee with mitigation
  • Bonus: standard bonus structure

Robbie Caldwell, Director of High School Relations & Player Development

  • Term: Add 1 year through 1/31/2026
  • Total compensation: no change
  • Buyout: Full guarantee with mitigation
  • Bonus: standard bonus structure

Jeff Davis, Director of Football Player Relations/External Affairs

  • Term: Add 1 year through 1/31/2026
  • Total compensation: no change
  • Buyout: Full guarantee with mitigation
  • Bonus: standard bonus structure

Mike Dooley, Associate Athletic Director/Football Administration

  • Term: Add 1 year through 1/31/2026
  • Total compensation: no change
  • Buyout: Full guarantee with mitigation
  • Bonus: standard bonus structure

DJ Gordon, Director of Football Operations/Creative Media

  • Term: Add 1 year through 1/31/2026
  • Total compensation: increase from $250,000 to $270,000
  • Buyout: Full guarantee with mitigation
  • Bonus: standard bonus structure

Woody McCorvey, Chief of Staff

  • Term: Add 1 year through 1/31/2026
  • Total compensation: no change
  • Buyout: Full guarantee with mitigation
  • Bonus: standard bonus structure

Danny Pearman, Director of Football Scouting

  • Term: Add 1 year through 1/31/2026
  • Total compensation: no change
  • Buyout: Full guarantee with mitigation
  • Bonus: standard bonus structure

Jordan Sorrells, Senior Director of Football Recruiting

  • Term: Add 1 year through 1/31/2026
  • Total compensation: no change
  • Buyout: Full guarantee with mitigation
  • Bonus: standard bonus structure
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