Purdue head coaches volunteering to take pay cut


Coaches at Purdue University are volunteering to take a pay cut.

The school announced Tuesday that the four highest-paid employees of the athletic department — football coach Jeff Brohm, men’s basketball coach Matt Painter, women’s basketball coach Sharon Versyp and AD Mike Bobinski — have taken a 20% reduction in salary, to help the department, as it deals with a $50 million shortfall due to fall sports being postponed.

The Journal & Courier reports other coaches are taking a 15% paycut to their salaries.

Brohm, Painter, Versyp and Bobinski, along with other coaches and senior administrators, have also announced they are pledging $1 million to the “More Than a Game” fundraiser on Purdue Day of Giving on Sept. 9.


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