Arizona Athletics

Arizona coaches to take 20 percent pay cut

It looks like the University of Arizona will save well over a million dollars after the UA announced senior leadership and head coaches have agreed to take a 20 percent cut in salary reductions.

The announcement came this morning via UA’s sports communications office.

“Arizona Athletics is a proud member of the University of Arizona community, and we are committed to continuing our work to address the economic hardships of this unprecedented crisis,” the statement said. “In accordance with the University’s financial mitigation plan, senior leadership and all head coaches are taking salary reductions consistent with the University’s plan. Director of Athletics Dave Heeke as well as head coaches Adia Barnes, Jay Johnson, Sean Miller and Kevin Sumlin have voluntarily offered to take 20 percent salary reductions. We will overcome these immense challenges together with compassion and determination because that is the Wildcat Way.”

Arizona athletic director Dave Heeke meets John “Button” Salmon. (Photo courtesy of Rocky LaRose)

It’s estimated that the top coaches and Heeke combine to make nearly $8 million this coming school year.

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