The Maryland football program has agreed to pay new defensive coordinator Scott Shafer $2.25 million over a three-year contract and special teams coordinator Pete Lembo an even $350,000 per season on a two-year deal. New offensive coordinator Walt Bell will make $500,000 in each year of a three-year deal, totaling $1.5 million.
The university's memoranda of understanding with Shafer, Bell, Lembo, strength coach Rick Court and defensive backs coach Aazaar Abdul-Rahim were obtained by Testudo Times via a public records request through Maryland. The terms of Abdul-Rahim's contract were previously reported by The Baltimore Sun.
Court, the strength coach hired from Mississippi State, will receive $285,000 in both years of a two-year contract. Abdul-Rahim is on a one-year contract worth $170,000.
Shafer can earn a maximum of $65,000 in bonuses per season, while Lembo, Abdul-Rahim and Court can each earn $55,000. Those bonuses follow a similar payout structure to head coach DJ Durkin's, scaling upward from ordinary bowl games to Big Ten championship games to the College Football Playoff. A Big Ten title is worth $20,000 to Bell and Shafer and $10,000 to the other assistants.
Bell's contract stipulates that he owes Maryland no money if he leaves for an FBS or FCS head coaching job before the expiry of his three-year term. If Maryland fires Bell for poor performance, it still owes him every dollar of his $500,000 salary, save for an offset on whatever money Bell makes in a new coaching job during the term
If Shafer decides to leave Maryland within the first two years of his three-year deal, he'll owe the university half his base salary. If Shafer leaves during the third, that figure falls to 25 percent. The same clause applies for Bell, though Bell has a head coaching exception if he departs early.
Each of the assistants' contracts features a ticket package for football and other Maryland sporting seasons, plus a $500 monthly car allowance and assorted other perks.
Here's each document in one, tidy PDF:
Maryland's MOUs with Scott Shafer, Walt Bell, Pete Lembo, Rick Court, Aazaar Abdul-Rahim