The University of Pittsburgh has a new Athletic Director – Heather Lyke.
I’m not too surprised the new AD’s a woman and have zero heartburn with it. She seems qualified in short – and I say ‘in short’ because we really don’t know her yet. Her list of achievements at Eastern Michigan is OK I suppose.
But it is blatantly obvious we went the most inexpensive route we could with this hire…
In 2015, she received a contract extension through July 21, 2020, that included her original annual salary of $245,000, The Ann Arbor (Mich.) News reported. She also was eligible for $103,000 in possible bonuses.
Before Barnes came to Pitt he was making $572K.
Gallagher refused to reveal Barnes’ contract in terms of salary and length but said, “We tried to be fair and competitive. We want this to be a career move for him.”
At Utah State, Barnes made $572,169 in fiscal year 2014, according to the Utah Department of Finance.