Jul 6, 2022College Football Twitter Reacts to Strength Coach’s Record Salary
It’s a good thing Oklahoma State’s Rob Glass knows how to properly lift heavy weights because the Cowboys strength and conditioning coach will be walking around with a fat wallet.
Glass became the first strength and conditioning coach from a public university to make $1 million annually when he signed a new contract in February — a raise of more than $200,000 according to a report from the Oklahoman.
Glass has been with OK State for nearly three decades. He has helped the Cowboys produce 16 straight winning seasons, including a 12-2 mark in 2021. Last season, the Cowboys closed last season out with a win over Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl.
When the story began to make the rounds on Twitter, man fans and strength and conditioning specialists spoke out about the news.
Below is a snapshot of some of the responses from social media.
Some D1 full time strength coaches make $19,600 a year.
Some D1 full time strength coaches making 1M a year.
What a gap. https://t.co/f5oTDjZfse
— Coach Greyson (@GreysonMcDaniel) July 3, 2022
Love to see it 📈📈📈
Businesses & leaders pay according to perceived value https://t.co/SCTPD0tFpA
— Ross Garner (@CoachRGarner) July 3, 2022
Very cool https://t.co/3wB3sNqwuc
— Pat Basil (@pbasilstrength) July 3, 2022
I only retweet this bc I thinks it’s awesome when a coach/ player gets paid! Like it or not there is a ton of money to be had at these places. Start paying the people accordingly. #ShowThemTheMoney https://t.co/lYH8xlxpeo
— Ronnie Jankovich (@RonnieJankovich) July 3, 2022
“But the industry doesn’t pay well”
Lol better learn the term VALUE. 🔥 https://t.co/HrmoYXQla8
— Daniel Johnson (@CoachDJohnson01) July 3, 2022
To read the full story about the seven-figure raise of the Cowboys’ strength and conditioning coach, click here.