PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) Washington State athletic director Pat Chun has obtained a contract extension via 2026 that may ultimately improve his base wage to $700,000 with annual will increase starting subsequent yr.
College President Kirk Schulz introduced the deal for Chun on Tuesday. The brand new contract comes after Chun’s identify had surfaced as a candidate for a handful of different Energy 5 convention jobs across the nation.
Chun’s earlier base wage was $650,000. The brand new contract takes impact July 1 and can improve his base pay by $50,000 via every of the primary 4 years. Chun had taken a 15% pay lower in the course of the previous yr whereas the college handled the monetary impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It’s an honor be part of the WSU household and to serve a rare group of student-athletes who proceed to realize academically and athletically,” Chun mentioned in an announcement. “A tradition of excellence has been established by our coaches and employees and we at the moment are poised and positioned to succeed in new heights within the coming years.”
Previous to the pandemic, Chun had revitalized Washington State’s fundraising efforts. Washington State raised a document $27.7 million for the 2019-20 tutorial yr.
Chun was employed at Washington State in February 2018.