In an effort to combat the monetary losses from the COVID-19 pandemic, a handful of coaches and members of Minnesota’s Athletics Department will take a significant paycut.

According to Andy Greder of the Pioneer Press, University of Minnesota Athletic Director Mark Coyle, as well as the five highest-paid coaches in the department, will take a 10 percent paycut through the first six months of the 2021 fiscal year. It will begin in July.

Those five coaches include:

  • P.J. Fleck — Football
  • Richard Pitino — Men’s Basketball
  • Lindsay Whalen — Women’s Basketball
  • Bob Motzko — Men’s Hockey
  • Hugh McCutcheon — Volleyball

Minnesota is not the first university to take such measures, as Wisconsin recently announced a similar plan. Other head coaches and athletic directors across the country have taken similar measures, due to the pandemic.