Contract Details For Timmy Chang’s Deal With Hawaii
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Now that the smoke has cleared and hopefully we’re past all of the drama surrounding the hiring of Hawaii’s head coach, the details of Timmy Chang’s contract has been revealed. Chang accepted a four-year contract that is extended to a fifth-year if The Bows make it to a bowl game in the 2022 or 2023 season. Because it is Chang’s first head coaching gig, he is set to make less than former coach Todd Graham’s salary of $800,000 per year.
In comparison, Chang will make $500,010 in year one and only surpass the $800,000 mark in year five assuming the extension cause is activated. Along with his base salary, there are monetary incentives in place such as a $50,000 bonus if the team plays in the conference championship game or $20,000 if the team participates in a bowl game. An interesting bonus is $7500 if UH beats a power 5 team. He’ll get his first shot against a Power 5 team in Vanderbilt in his TC Ching Field debut.
Chang has begun to assemble his staff and it has been reported that Abe Elemimian, Jacob Yoro and Strength and Conditioning coach Kody Cooke have been retained from the previous staff. Elemimian will serve as the cornerbacks coach and Jacob Yoro will serve as the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach. This is a well earned opportunity for Yoro who has been a key member of the defensive staff since the Rolovich era.
Thomas Sheffield who coached with Chang at Nevada and also followed Jay Norvell to Colorado State will serve as the Associate Head Coach, Special teams coordinator and tight ends coach. This is an exciting hire as Hawaii had no special teams coordinator last season and at times it showed.
Jackson Moore of 247sports reported that Roman Sapolu will also be joining the Warriors staff as the Offensive Line coach. Sapolu coached the Fresno State offensive line from 2019 to 2021 but had been moved to tight ends coach when Jeff Tedford arrived over the off season. In 2020, Sapolu was named to 247sports ‘30 under 30’ list which highlights the top up and coming college coaches under the age of 30.
So far it looks like Chang is putting together a solid staff and we will keep you posted as the rest of the staff comes together. National signing day is quickly approaching and the coaches on board seem to be grinding away on the recruiting trail. As always, let’s go Bows!