Jeremy Pruitt just won his fifth national championship as an assistant coach when he helped Alabama defeat Georgia in overtime during the National Championship game on Monday night. Pruitt won four national titles with Alabama and won another as a defensive coordinator with Florida State in 2013 during his lone season there.
And this most recent championship will be very lucrative for Tennessee’s new head coach.
According to information gained by ESPN, Pruitt will be receiving the largest bonus for winning the national title of anyone on Alabama’s coaching staff. And that includes head coach Nick Saban.
Nick Saban didn’t get the biggest bonus out of Alabama’s coaching staff for winning the College Football Playoff title. pic.twitter.com/fqNFAx573R
— ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) January 9, 2018
Pruitt will receive a $234,000 bonus for helping the Tide win their title. Pruitt and Tennessee agreed to allow Pruitt to remain on staff as Alabama’s defensive coordinator as they played in the College Football Playoff. And with Pruitt’s help, the Tide were able to secure their fifth title in the last nine years.
Pruitt’s contract with Tennessee is for $3.8 annually over six years. He will receive a $500,000 bonus under his current contract with the Vols if he helps lead them to a national title.
Now Pruitt is back in Knoxville not even 24 hours after winning that title with Alabama. The official Tennessee football Twitter confirmed that on Tuesday afternoon.
Clocking in. pic.twitter.com/SDEdk8VUis
— Tennessee Football (@Vol_Football) January 9, 2018