Boise State announces athletic coaches will be furloughed as university sees nearly eight-figure losses
Boise State University’s athletics coaches are not exempt from being furloughed during this difficult time in our nation’s history. On Tuesday, the school revealed that several staff members, including coaches, will be furloughed.
On Tuesday, Boise State University President Marlene Tromp sent out a message to faculty and staff regarding furloughs due to the loss of revenue as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt the country’s way of life. According to the Idaho Statesman, the cancellation of events through summer months has cost the university nearly $10 million.
Per Tromp’s message, all employees making over $40,000 will be required to take furloughs. Because nearly all members of the football coaching staff receive over $150,000 per year, they will be forced to take 10 days of furlough.
Employees who are furloughed will not be permitted to work during the days that they are off.
Boise State finished the 2019 season with a 12-2 record, including an 8-0 record against Mountain West foes. The Broncos only losses were to BYU in the regular season and Washington in the Las Vegas Bowl.