Chad Bumphis was a star wide receiver with the Mississippi State football team and now he’s back in Starkville as the wide receivers coach for the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
Former Mississippi State football wide receiver Chad Bumphis has returned to Starkville and is making a huge recruiting impact as the Bulldogs’ wide receivers coach. One of the greatest players in MSU’s history is back at his alma mater and ready to help the Bulldogs thrive and improve moving forward.
In addition to being a key part of Mississippi State’s recruiting efforts, it seems likely that Bumphis will also be instrumental in overhauling MSU’s offensive approach from Mike Leach’s Air Raid to the more conventional spread implemented by new MSU offensive coordinator Kevin Barbay.
As a former SEC wide receiver and now as an experienced wide receivers coach, Bumphis brings a lot to the table. He’s able to connect with players and he’s got a perspective that many don’t have.
Mississippi State football coach salary: How much does Chad Bumphis make?
Heading into his first season back home in Starkville as a member of Zach Arnett’s coaching staff, Bumphis is set to make $425,000, according to a report from Stefan Krajisnik of the Clarion Ledger.
At 33 years old, that’s not a bad salary to have, all things considered.
Bumphis brings a lot to the table and certainly is someone that the Mississippi State football staff should value. He’s young (in coaching terms), but he’s got incredible experience having played in the SEC and then making it to the NFL.
After his playing days, Bumphis jumped into coaching and has worked for the following programs:
- Iowa Wesleyan, 2016 – wide receivers
- Buffalo Bulls, 2017 – graduate assistant
- Utah Utes, 2018 – graduate assistant
- Austin Peay, 2019 – 2020 – wide receivers
- Utah Utes – 2021 – 2022 – wide receivers
And now, following his most recent stint with the Utes, Bumphis is back in his home state of Mississippi and ready to help his alma mater.
Bumphis’ salary isn’t hefty from a coaching perspective, but if he continues to shine and grow as a coach as he’s done over the past few years, then that salary should continue to grow as well. He’s a valuable member of this coaching staff and MSU would benefit from keeping him well compensated for his contributions.