Faculty upset at football coach's raise
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - A $500,000-per-year pay raise recently
awarded Texas Tech football coach Tommy Tuberville through 2015 has
angered Tech faculty members, who have been asked to take a pay
freeze in 2011.
Facing an 8 percent state funding reduction and more funding
cuts possibly in the offing, Tech officials killed $3 million in
faculty raises for 2011.
However, Tuberville's new five-year, $11 million contract
guarantees the coach at least $2 million per year. That's up from
$1.5 million from the contract he signed in 2010.
Human Sciences Professor Julian Spallholz, a faculty senator,
told the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal that he would have been
embarrassed to take the raise Tuberville accepted in the present
Tuberville and Tech athletic director Gerald Myers declined to
Information from: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal,
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