The Alliance of American Football league debuted this past weekend and the reviews were good. The games featured some entertaining moments and there are several notable head coaches participating in the league, from Steve Spurrier to Mike Riley.
Specific details of the league and its salaries are starting to leak out. The head coaches in the AAF are reportedly receiving some good money.
Football Scoop is reporting that the head coaches in the AAF are getting roughly half a million dollars a season.
In conversations with sources around the league, FootballScoop has learned that AAF head coaching salaries break out roughly as follows:
— $500,000 for head coaches
— $200-250,000 for coordinators
— $75-150,000 for position coaches
Of course, that’s not NFL or college football money, but it’s certainly respectable.
Each AAF team reportedly employs between 11 to 13 coaches.
A review of publicly-available AAF rosters found each staff employs between 11 and 13 total coaches, putting a ballpark figure for coaching staff expenditures at $2 million per staff and $16 million for the entire league. Polian favored established names — Steve Spurrier, Mike Riley, Mike Singletary — to serve as its inaugural roster of head coaches but, moving forward, a half-million dollar salary would be a tempting offer not only for lower-division coaches, but even active Group of 5 coordinators.
You can view the full report here.
The AAF will be back in action for Week 2 this weekend.