Nebraska’s two highest-paid head coaches will be donating a portion of their salaries back to the university this year due to financial hit the school has taken with the COVID-19 pandemic. Sam McKewon of the Omaha World-Herald reported the news on Thursday.
Head football coach Scott Frost and head basketball coach Fred Hoiberg will be donating a portion of their salaries back to the university. The percentage or amount was not known at the time of the report.
The donations are considered voluntary.
Several collegiate coaches and athletic staff members have agreed to take pay cuts due to the financial strain the ongoing pandemic has placed on universities across the country. Some have even been placed on furlough for a set amount of days.
According to the report from McKewon, Frost and Hoiberg approached athletic director Bill Moos about the voluntary donation. He says it was “their idea” and was not required by the school.