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AD Kevin Anderson to Earn $401,015; More for Success On, Off Field

By Liz Clarke and Steve Yanda

Maryland’s new athletic director, Kevin Anderson, has signed a five-year contract that will pay him a base salary of $401,015 and provides a system of bonuses and incentives that, depending on the Terps’ performance in the classroom and on the playing field, could nudge his total compensation just over $500,000.

In addition to his base salary, Anderson, who came to College Park after five years at Army, will be provided with a $900-month car allowance (for two cars) that may be used as he sees fit, under terms of the contract.

After one year on the job, he will earn an additional $25,000 for every six-month period in which the university requires him to make personal appearances in connection with media, alumni or fan base obligations.

The contract also specifies six financial incentives he can earn each year, depending on the Terps’ academic, athletic and fundraising performance. Specifically:

* Beginning with the NCAA’s Fall 2012 report on six-year graduation rates (for the entering calls of 2005), $15,000 for each year that Maryland’s’ student-athletes graduate at a higher rate than the university’s undergraduates in general.

* $10,000 if 410 or more student-athletes make the University’s Honor Roll.

* $7,500 if membership in the Terrapins Club exceeds the previous year’s total by 5 percent.

* $7,500 if donations to the Intercollegiate Athletics Program increase by 5 percent over the previous year’s total.

* $5,000 for a top-30 finish in the Director’s Cup, which recognizes universities that field broad-based sports programs for men and women and achieve at a high level.

* $5,000 if 10 or more Maryland teams advance to an NCAA championship. Maryland sponsors 27 sports for men and women.

The contract, obtained through a Freedom of Information request, also provides Anderson with $45,000 to relocate his family from New York.

Debbie Yow, who served as Maryland’s athletic director for 16 years, earned a base salary of $382,574, with adds-on that raised her compensation to $448,374. At N.C. State, Yow receives a base salary of $350,000, with an additional $100,000 in supplemental compensation.

By Liz Clarke  | October 19, 2010; 5:23 PM ET
Categories:  Add category  | Tags:  Debbie Yow, Kevin Anderson, Maryland athletics, athletics director, contract  
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First incentive is to PLEASE clean house...fridge is a walking joke...franklin is a nighmare..

no winns no seats sales no parking no concessions

make the $$$ speak!!

Posted by: carolina1 | October 19, 2010 6:24 PM | Report abuse

Why are these guys getting so much? All of the bonuses offered are a standard part of the job.
Then there is the base salary. Start pulling back on all of these figures. It is all so over-inflated.

Posted by: shangps | October 20, 2010 12:55 PM | Report abuse

The obscene payments to higher athletic dept officials (including coaches) show that universities are big time show businesses and "student athletes" pawns. Terp critics on these boards should be aware of how much it would cost to replace coaching regimes. Barking at the moon is just as effective as writing condemnations of coaches on Terrapins Insider. It's all out of our hands, Terp fans, all we can do is buy tickets and write encouraging notes to the grunts who play the games. Let's just enjoy what the UMd shows give us, week after week.

Posted by: AncientTerp | October 21, 2010 5:07 PM | Report abuse

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