After Zach Smith was unceremoniously dumped as Ohio State’s wide receivers coach last month amidst domestic abuse allegations, Brian Hartline was announced as the interim replacement at that positional group. Hartline, a former OSU wide receiver, is entering his second year with his alma mater after spending the 2017 season as a quality control assistant who worked with receivers.
Monday, the university released the financial particulars of Hartline’s contract. From the Columbus Dispatch:
Brian Hartline is contracted to make $105,000 as interim receivers coach for Ohio State this season, according to information released by the school to The Dispatch on Monday.
Hartline’s interim contract runs through Dec. 31. It includes the customary $600 per month automobile stipend for full-time assistant, plus six tickets to each OSU home football game.
At $300,000, Smith was the lowest-paid of Meyer’s OSU assistant coaches last season, even as he was the longest-tenured. Smith was set to make $340,000 this season.
Hartline replaces Smith, who was dismissed earlier this week amidst a May arrest that ultimately led to allegations of domestic abuse. This marks the 31-year-old Hartline’s first-ever on-field coaching job at any level.