Jedd Fisch is happy to stay in Tucson, but he wants his assistant coaching staff to be taken care of first.

At his Monday news conference, Fisch told local reporters that his first priority in any negotiation with Arizona over a contract extension will be increasing the salary pool for his 10 assistant coaches. According to WildcatAuthority’s Jason Scheer, Arizona does not currently expect to lose anyone from Fisch’s full-time staff. But boosting their pay after a remarkable season will ensure nothing unexpected happens.

“Before I get my contract we’re going to make sure that all the coaches are taken care of here,” Fisch said Monday. “All the assistant coaches we will try to certainly compensate them accordingly. We understand it’s a very competitive atmosphere out there in the profession. And the most important part of my contract is that our salary pool for our assistant coaches continues to increase and that we’re able to keep our staff in check.

“It’s been very, very important, the consistency of our staff, which has enabled us to win. So, before I worry about myself, I want to make sure we take care of them.”

After Arizona’s 59-23 win over Arizona State on Saturday, Fisch sounded like a coach who was happy to stay where he is. Arizona athletic director Dave Heeke told reporters after the game he wanted to keep Fisch in town, and when Fisch was asked about those comments in the postgame news conference, he said he’s “certainly all for it.”

Arizona finished the regular season 9-3 and is currently awaiting its bowl game destination. A win in the bowl game would give Arizona just its fourth 10-win season in program history.