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UK Announces New Assistant Strength Coach and Staff Raises

After spending five years as Indiana’s head strength and conditioning coach, Mark Hill will join the Kentucky football staff as the assistant strength and conditioning coach according to Jen Smith of the Herald-Leader.  Hill’s past includes stops at Oklahoma, Arizona and Minnesota.

Hill will make $200,000 a year, $4,000 less than the head strength coach, Corey Edmund.  Mark Stoops mentioned some other contractual upgrades during last week’s press conference.  Today we learned from UK’s Office of Legal Counsel that Derrick Ansley will make $375,000 annually through 2019 and Andy Buh will make $325,000 a year through 2018.

The new hires and offseason raises have cost UK a pretty penny — approximately a half million dollars.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

16 Comments for UK Announces New Assistant Strength Coach and Staff Raises



  1. FBI Informant
    12:10 pm January 12, 2016 Permalink

    Maybe Stoops should have given back a half a million instead of charging UK extra for the next disaster.



  2. The Rest of the story
    12:16 pm January 12, 2016 Permalink

    Wow spending UK money like it grows on trees. It better pay off Stoops or your azz is out of here.



  3. CrazyCayts
    12:43 pm January 12, 2016 Permalink

    welp…. I picked the wrong career path.



  4. e56
    12:58 pm January 12, 2016 Permalink

    200k for assistant strength coach? Ridiculous.



  5. kyjohn
    12:59 pm January 12, 2016 Permalink

    If the money spent on the Strength and Conditioning team will produce results (winning),it will be money well spent.It sure would be nice if someone can turn UK football into something better than a glorified intramural football team.



  6. Mikey Likes It
    1:20 pm January 12, 2016 Permalink

    Half a million dollars! They could have spent that on Powerball tickets!



    • Sentient Third Eye
      1:50 pm January 12, 2016 Permalink

      Powerball has even worse odds to win than UK football…



    • jaws2
      1:57 pm January 12, 2016 Permalink

      Hey, you gotta play to win!



    • The Professor
      4:31 pm January 12, 2016 Permalink

      Oddly enough, your chance of winning Powerball (1 in 292,000,000) is exactly the same as UK football winning the national title next season.



  7. kvltclassic
    2:02 pm January 12, 2016 Permalink

    I love when coach salaries come out and people start acting like it is coming out of their pocket lol.



    • cats paw
      3:31 pm January 12, 2016 Permalink

      if you buy tickets to a game or your child attends college then YES, it directly effects your pocket! only in kentucky could someone approve of the millions paid to this staff with these results! we have the only coach in america to earn 3.5 million and never have made it to a bowl game!



    • kvltclassic
      3:43 pm January 12, 2016 Permalink

      I understand that, but you’re saying that like ticket prices and tuition wouldn’t be the same rate with our without these hires. That money was coming out of you regardless, they didn’t raise the price to front these contracts.



  8. RealCatsFan
    2:04 pm January 12, 2016 Permalink

    Why does he have a menorah on his shirt? I thought Hanukkah was last month.



  9. Rsn2GoBlu
    3:42 pm January 13, 2016 Permalink

    Wow!! I have a college degree in engineering and 20+ years of experience. I don’t make what our new Assistant Strength Coach is making. I could have saved a lot on loan money. We have long crossed the line where priorities are relevant.



  10. KTower
    9:05 pm January 13, 2016 Permalink

    People the salaries are simple supply and demand economics.

    If they don’t produce results they will be gone very quickly…….just ask Shannon Dawson.