In accordance with USA Right now, the wage vary in 2019 for the 122 Soccer Bowl Subdivision head coaches whose data is obtainable, was $360,000 to $9.Three million.
Suffice to say, pay cuts of 5% or 10% could be simply withstood.
Nonetheless, many coaches are taking pay cuts, voluntary or in any other case, at a time when athletic departments, very like the schools and schools they signify, are dealing with unprecedented operational challenges introduced on by the coronavirus pandemic.
Cancelled occasions leading to misplaced income coupled with the uncertainty as to when the doorways will reopen have resulted in a number of measures — resembling pay cuts, furloughs and bonus freezes — to assist mitigate the monetary affect introduced upon by the disaster.
Although extra cost-reduction measures are sure to be introduced, fairly just a few had been reported over the course of the previous month. Whereas it will not be complete, beneath is an alphabetical glimpse at what various FBS-affiliated faculties have completed to this point.
Non-public faculties, resembling Syracuse and USC, usually are not required to reveal salarie inofrmation. In such cases, the aforementioned USA Today’s salary index was used to notice a coach’s 2019 pay as some extent of reference.
Boise State is requiring all university employees making greater than $40,000 to take furloughs. These making greater than $150,000, resembling coach Bryan Harsin at $1.65 million, are required to take the utmost 10 days.
Colorado’s first-year head coach, Karl Dorrell, who was employed in late February, is taking a 10% cut on his $3.2 million wage. Relying on their pay scale, head coaches throughout all varsity sports activities are taking both 5% or 10% cuts.
Iowa State was on the entrance finish of cost-cutting measures. On April 1, athletics director Jamie Pollard announced that as a way to assist in opposition to a $5 million shortfall, coaches and “sure” employees are taking a one-year non permanent pay reduce (proportion unspecified) that can cut back greater than $Three million from the payroll. Suspending bonuses and incentives is anticipated to save lots of one other $1 million. Coach Matt Campbell, who signed a one-year extension in December, was paid $3.6 million final season.
As a part of cost-cutting measures projected to save lots of greater than $850,000, Kansas coach Les Miles, together with males’s basketball coach Invoice Self and athletic director Jeff Lengthy, is amongst 40 university employees taking a 10% reduce. Miles’ wage is almost $2.eight million.
Kansas State’s Chris Klieman can be taking a 13% pay reduce on his $2.5 million wage efficient July 1, the beginning of the fiscal yr. In accordance with a release issued by faculty president Richard B. Myers, a complete of 42 athletic division workers will expertise pay reductions for a financial savings of $1.5 million over the course of the following fiscal yr.
Scott Satterfield is amongst Louisville head coaches and athletic division employees, a complete of 34 people, taking 10% cuts for projected financial savings of $1.75 million in fiscal 2020-21. Satterfield’s 2020 wage known as for $3.25 million.
Eli Drinkwitz is amongst Missouri coaches who had been requested to take 10% salary cuts that might go into impact between Might 1 and July 31. Drinkwitz, who arrived in Columbia from Appalachian State, is within the first yr of a six-year deal that pays $Four million yearly.
P.J. Fleck is amongst coaches, athletic division personnel and college employees at Minnesota who’re taking an unpaid week. Such university-wide cooperation is anticipated to save lots of the varsity $1 million by the tip of the fiscal yr, which concludes June 30. Fleck’s wage this yr is $4.6 million.
Northern Illinois athletic director Sean Frazier introduced he and Thomas Hammock will take 10% pay cuts for the 2020-21 fiscal yr, which begins July 1. Hammock returned to his alma mater final yr when he made $610,000.
Mario Cristobal is amongst Oregon’s head coaches who’re taking 10% cuts for the 2020-21 tutorial yr, which is projected to save lots of the athletic division $1.1 million. Cristobal’s wage is $2.6 million.
Greg Schiano, who signed an eight-year, $32-million deal upon returning to Rutgers in December, can be taking a 10% reduce. That is amongst many objects detailed in an April 24 release from the workplace of college president Robert Barchi.
At Syracuse, Dino Babers is amongst Orange coaches who could have a 10% pay discount for fiscal yr 2021. That’s in keeping with a statement released by the college’s management, which additionally states the varsity has incurred greater than $35 million in “unplanned and unrealized income.” Babers made about $2.Three million in 2019.
Clay Helton, together with males’s basketball coach Andy Enfield and athletic director Mike Bohn are reported to be shaving $1 million from their combination pay at USC. This report comes one month after college president Carol L. Folt took a 20% wage discount. Final season, Helton made $3.2 million in 2019.
Bronco Mendenhall is amongst 72 coaches and athletic division employees members at Virginia taking pay cuts of both 5% or 10%, relying on wage degree. Final June, Mendenhall signed an amended deal by 2024 that included at the very least $3.85 million in 2020.
Per college leaders at Wake Forest, Dave Clawson is taking a 10% pay reduction. Clawson signed an eight-year extension previous to final season when his reported wage was just below $2.2 million.
Washington State coach Nick Rolovich, who took over for Mike Leach in Pullman, is taking a 5% cut on his $Three million wage. That is in impact by the 2020-21 tutorial calendar yr, by which there will even be a freeze on bonuses.
Western Kentucky’s Tyson Helton will even take a 10% salary cut. Final season was the primary for Helton with the Hilltoppers. The youthful brother of USC’s Clay Helton is within the second yr of a four-year $3.2 million pact.
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