Central Michigan AD, coaches to take salary cuts
Central Michigan is the latest university in the state to see some of its highest-paid athletic officials take salary cuts due to the coronavirus pandemic. Tony Paul of the Detroit News reported on the situation on Sunday.
Per the report, Central Michigan University Athletic Director Michael Alford will take an 8 percent pay cut, while some of the school’s highest-paid coaches will take a 6 percent hit to their salaries. Those coaches include Jim McElwain (football), Keno Davis (men’s basketball) and Heather Oesterle (women’s basketball).
Two deputy athletic directors will see a 2 percent reduction.
Several schools in Michigan have taken similar measures due to the pandemic. Western Michigan University AD Kathy Beauregard will take a 10 percent pay reduction and all coaches and staffers suffer a 2.25 percent cut. Eastern Michigan AD Scott Wetherbee voluntarily took a 7 percent cut and Michigan’s Warde Manuel is taking a 5 percent reduction.
Michigan State’s Bill Beekman will also see his salary reduced between 2 and 7 percent, per the report.