Contracts for five ISU football assistant coaches released

 AMES — New Iowa State football coach Matt Campbell’s hit the ground running in terms of recruiting and assembling a staff.

 He still needs two key components of the latter — offensive and defensive coordinators, but several assistants have been on staff and vigorously recruiting for a while (with obvious results to show for it).

 Monday, ISU released their contracts, per an open records request. Campbell’s contract is not yet available.

 As of now, tight ends coach/recruiting coordinator Alex Golesh is the top paid assistant, at $210,000 annual base pay.

 Holdover running backs coach Lou Ayeni made $191,000 in base pay this season for ISU — and his contract will likely be re-worked.

 Other contracts released today: Secondary coach D.K. McDonald ($175,000); linebackers coach Tyson Veidt ($190,000); director of scouting John Buceyeski ($80,000); and director of operations Greg Brabenec ($80,000). 

 The contracts for new offensive line coach Tom Manning and wide receivers coach Bryan Gasser have not been released. 

 Find each coach’s contract, below.

FB Golesh16

New ISU assistant football coach D.K. McDonald's contract

FB Veidt16

FB Brabenec16

FB Kuceyeski16


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