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Dooley to earn $1.8 million

Updated: February 23, 2010, 1:46 PM ET
Associated Press

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- New Tennessee coach Derek Dooley will earn $1.8 million in his first season of a six-year contract.

Under agreements between Tennessee and its new coaches, Dooley's nine assistants will make a combined $2.7 million. Tennessee announced the salaries Tuesday.

Defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox's $600,000 salary is the largest among the assistants. Offensive coordinator Jim Cheney will earn $425,000.

Dooley was hired Jan. 15 to replace Lane Kiffin. He will make ...

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