AMES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa on Monday extended the contract of sporting director Amy Pollard until 2026, after a major football season.
The school said there was no planned salary increase. He was earning $ 757,000 when he announced a temporary 10% cut in the salaries of some coaches and administrators to help offset a $ 25 million budget deficit due to COVID-19.
Since 2005, Sports Director Pollard will be the nation’s fourth-longest serving Football Bowl Subdivision AD, behind Oklahoma’s Jo Jo Castigliona, Kentucky’s Mitch Barnhart, and Ohio’s Gene In Smith.
University President Wendy Winterstein praised Polard for his “steady, successful leadership for many years, especially during a global epidemic that has brought unprecedented challenges.”
Iowa has had its best football season in 2020.
“The support of the administration, led by President Winterstein, has been instrumental in the success of our program,” said Pollard.
This spring, the department will open a new $ 90 million Sports Performance Center that, in addition to Pollard, will renovate nearly $ 250 million worth of facilities.
The National Association of Athletic Directors has named Pollard its 2019 Sports Director. He is in his second year on the NCAA Men’s Basketball Committee for five years.
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