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University of Minnesota AD, 5 highest-paid coaches to take pay reduction

File - University of Minnesota Director of Athletics Mark Coyle. Photo: KSTP/Scott Wise. File - University of Minnesota Director of Athletics Mark Coyle.

Josh Skluzacek
Updated: May 14, 2020 02:51 PM
Created: May 14, 2020 02:41 PM

The University of Minnesota's athletic director and the department's five highest-paid head coaches will take a pay reduction to help offset budget impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, the university announced Thursday.

Director of Athletics Mark Coyle, along with football coach P.J. Fleck, men's basketball coach Richard Pitino, women's basketball coach Lindsay Whalen, men's hockey coach Bob Motzko and volleyball head coach Hugh McCutcheon will take a voluntary 10% pay cut for the first six months of the upcoming fiscal year.

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"I want to thank Lindsay, P.J., Richard, Hugh and Bob for taking a voluntary reduction in pay," said Coyle. "This is the second voluntary reduction for all of us since April, and I appreciate their dedication to Minnesota and willingness to help in a time of financial uncertainty."


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