Huesman, UTC assistants rewarded

UTC head football coach Russ Huesman during the Mocs' spring football scrimmage Friday, March 28, 2014, at Finley Stadium in Chattanooga, Tenn.

After a season in which they guided the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football program to unparalleled success, head coach Russ Huesman and his staff are reaping some financial rewards.

Huesman has signed a contract extension that will pay him $230,738 a year through 2020 -- a $25,000 pay increase from last season. It is the second extension and pay raise for Huesman in the past 11 months and includes a buyout clause of just over $1 million.

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Under terms of the new contract, $50,000 is being allocated to Huesman to use at his discretion in being divided among the assistants. Each assistant coach received a $3,000 bonus for last season's success, getting $1,000 for each round of the playoffs the team reached.