Roy Manning talks to Denard Robinson during the 2011 Notre Dame game at Michigan Stadium. (John T. Greilick / Detroit News)
Roy Manning, Michigan's newest football staff addition, will earn his first season what his fellow assistant coaches made in 2011 after joining Brady Hoke's staff.
Manning does not yet have a formal contract, but details were obtained by The Detroit News through a public records request. His starting salary will be $205,000. Manning, a former U-M linebacker (2001-04), will coach outside linebackers.
All of Michigan's assistant coaches, with the exception of receivers coach Jeff Hecklinski who also is recruiting coordinator, and running backs coach Fred Jackson, made $205,000 in 2011. Hecklinski made $225,000 and Jackson made $210,000. Those salaries increased in 2012 and ranged from $212,500 to $232,900, according to USA Today's database of assistant coaches' salaries.
Manning was hired earlier this month to replace Jerry Montgomery, who left to coach the defensive line at Oklahoma. Manning had been hired by Northern Illinois in January to coach running backs.
In his last full-time coaching job, Manning made $108,000 at Cincinnati in 2012, according to the database. Manning, a three-year NFL veteran, was an offensive graduate assistant at Michigan in 2011 in coach Brady Hoke's first season.
Last week, Manning told reporters he was "thrilled" to be back at Michigan and said he was stunned to receive a call from Hoke.
"I couldn't believe it, to tell you the truth," Manning said. "I almost dropped the phone."