With a 109-86 win/loss record at UMass, the state's flagship of higher education, there's no question Derek Kellogg is successful at it. And obviously his employers showed some price point sensitivity as they kept it under $1 million, but not by much.
Of course local newspapers are quick to point out that Kellogg's new $994,500 salary only places him at #38 in compensation for coaches in the 2014 NCAA tournament.
Fair enough, it's a high paying field for sure.
But still, how does UMass/Amherst justify paying the women's basketball coach one-third of the men's coach? And since Mr. Kellogg's new raise now puts Sharon Dawley's salary at one-quarter of his, are they at least going to give her a piddly $100K raise so she stays at only one-third of his salary?
Apparently gender discrimination is par for the course in Massachusetts
You also have to wonder how the five labor unions on campus are going to take this? They are being offered table scraps in their contracts yet the University sees fit to cook up a sumptuous raise for this one rather high profile position?
Maybe I'm just spoiled by the little host "college town" of Amherst where the highest paid person in public service is a woman, School Superintendent Maria Geryk.