JD looking to reduce coaching salaries at UH

About reducing coaching salaries, JD told the UH Board of Regents earlier this year:
“Over time, as coaches change, we can lower salary amounts.” (HA)

Asked by the board if that was realistic given the marketplace, JD said:
“that’s the reality. That would be my approach.” (HA)

Asked about his plan to reduce salaries, JD said yesterday:
“Philosophically, I believe they have to earn a decent base pay (with) incentives for performance. That’s going to be my plan going forward.” (HA)

HA Note: “The women’s basketball position has a salary range of $118,488 to $209,784 and the men’s volleyball opening a range of $53,820 to $107,640. Former women’s basketball coach Jim Bolla was believed to be making more than $120,000 and ex-men’s volleyball coach Mike Wilton in the neighborhood of $100,000.”

Asked what salaries UH is aiming for with their new hires in women’s basketball and men’s volleyball, JD said:
“I can’t say more than that because it will depend upon what happens in negotiations.” (HA)

HA Note: “A person familiar with the process said some prominent assistant and associate head coaches, including at least two from the Big 12 Conference, have looked into the women’s basketball position.”

Refusing to reveal how many people have applied for either coaching position, a UH spokesman said:
“The number of applicants is confidential information.” (HA)



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