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New WSU assistant salaries

Washington State made the personnel action forms for new assistant football coaches Alex Grinch and Roy Manning available on Wednesday.

And while the budget for assistant coaches did not  dramatically increase, both coaches are making more than their predecessors. Grinch, WSU's new defensive coordinator, will make $425,000.04 next year and Manning, the new outside linebackers coach, will make $236,500.08.

Former defensive coordinator Mike Breske's final annual salary at WSU was $376,500 while former outside linebackers coach Paul Volero made $181,500.

Grinch's salary would have made him him the country's 98th best-compensated assistant coach in 2014 according to USA Today. But many of the assistants ahead of him are grouped at schools such as LSU, which had two assistants making $1.3 million; Ohio State, which had five assistants making $400,000 or more; and Washington, which has three assistants that all make $3.96 more per year than Grinch. 

Jacob Thorpe
Jacob Thorpe joined The Spokesman-Review in 2013. He currently is a reporter for the Sports Desk covering Washington State University athletics.

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