UGA athletic administrators, other employees get boosts in pay

Georgia Athletic Association senior administrators and other employees got boosts in pay heading into a new academic year.

The raises came with a university pay freeze no longer in effect and with some taking on added responsibilities after the departure of a key athletic official, athletic director Greg McGarity said.

Executive associate athletic directors Frank Crumley and Carla Williams got $25,000 raises to bring their annual salaries to $230,000.

Other senior associate athletic directors getting increases included compliance director Jim Booz (up $10,000 to $145,000) and director of sports medicine Ron Courson (up $14,000 to $144,000). Academic student center head Ted White got a $15,000 raise to $135,000 and received a promotion to senior associate athletic director.

The departure of associate athletic director for internal operations Josh Brooks to become athletic director at Millsaps (Miss.) College meant a redistribution of responsibilities to eight to 10 people in the department, McGarity said, and their salaries increased with that.

McGarity said other athletic department staffers got raises of up to six percent.

Coaches are under contracts and were not included in what McGarity called “market-adjustment” raises that he said had not been made for other employees for five years. That included to football director of player development John Eason (annual salary now of $195,424) and director of player welfare Dave Van Halanger ($173,628).

Volleyball coach Liz Stemke’s salary increased $25,000 to $150,000, but that included rolling in her longevity bonuses in that figure. The volleyball team reached the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2004. She’s under contract through 2017.

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