I find it so unfair that at least in the NFL, the assistant coaches are NOT given any credit. Yet they put in more time and work than the head coach.
I personally know someone who has worked as a NFL assistant coach for 15 years and he has NEVER been given ANY credit for all the hard work and time it puts in. During the season there are days were he is lucky to get 4 hours of sleep - the rest of the time is focused on his work.
NO ONE ever talks to or about the hard work these guys put in. All this work is given to the head coach and HE gets all the credit.
in the public's eye, but whether it's the NFL, NBA, College, whatever, talented assistant coaches are definitely noticed by the people that matter, and are usually recruited to be a head coach.
I tend to follow college football more than the NFL, but look at USC as an example. Former offensive coordinators Lane Kiffin is now the head coach of Tennessee, and Steve Sarkisian is running the University of Washington's program. Both had the endorsement of Pete Carroll.
A lot of assistant coached don't want head coaching jobs. They don't like dealing with the press and the politics that go along with the job. They would rather be in the trenches doing the hands-on work and teaching.
Obviously, I'm not asking to see his check, but how well compensated are they relative to the guy on top? Any of those jobs are a mix of good & bad. He doesn't get credit for the hard work, but he doesn't have to deal with press. So, if he gets paid a LOT less, then I'll feel bad for him. Otherwise, it is what it is, and his choice is to deal with it, or move to the top job.
I am going to assume he is not the offensive or defensive coordinator, but even if he has been doing this for 15 years, and he is the DB, Running Back, Linebacker, coach, he should be making much more than $100K. Not unless he is the strength coach. Not sure what they make.