According to Mark Cooper of the Tulsa World, Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich has become the highest paid assistant coach in the program’s history.
Yurcich, who has led the high-powered Cowboy offense since 2013, will make $800,000 this upcoming season.
Before Yurcich came to Oklahoma State, he was Division II offensive coordinator at Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania for two seasons. Before departing for Stillwater, Yurcich made $52,500 as a Red Raider assistant.
When Mark Maciejewski became Shippensburg’s head coach in 2011, Yurcich was brought onto his staff and replaced the Wing-T offense with a high-tempo offense that would later rack up points. In 2012, the Red Raiders were conference runner-ups in the PSAC and made the second round of the Division II football championships.
Yurcich was hired after Cowboys head coach Mike Gundy discovered him while searching for a new coordinator online.