Report: Iowa athletic director Gary Barta signs extension
A banner year for Iowa means raises and extensions are in the cards.
The first order of business was giving the man at the center of it all, Iowa athletic director Gary Barta, some bonus compensation.
The Associated Press’ Luke Meredith reported that Barta got an extension that will keep him in Iowa City through 2021.
Just in: Iowa signs A.D. Gary Barta to 5-year extension through 2021. Salary bumps roughly 200K. Story coming soon…
— LukeMeredith (@LukeMeredithAP) February 17, 2016
According to documents obtained by the Associated Press, Barta’s deal will guarantee him $4.6 million through the 2020-21 school year. He and Iowa President Bruce Harreld reportedly agreed to the new terms last month.
Barta has been at Iowa since 2006. He’s also facing a federal investigation into sexual discrimination allegations sparked by the Iowa field hockey program.
The extension came in the midst of what’s been a banner year for Iowa’s two biggest revenue programs, football and basketball. On the football field, the Hawkeyes made it to their first Rose Bowl in 25 years after recording their first 12-win season in school history.
Kirk Ferentz also benefitted from Iowa’s historic year. He earned a reported $1 million in bonuses alone after leading the Hawkeyes to a B1G Championship game and the Rose Bowl.
Ferentz is under contract through the 2019 season.