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Terps athletic coaches taking additional 10% salary cuts

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Posted at 4:02 PM, Oct 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-01 16:02:04-04

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — University of Maryland Athletic Director Damon Evans and 13 Terps coaches have voluntarily agreed to take an additional 10 percent salary cut on top of their existent supplemental cuts imposed by the school.

They include men's soccer coach, Sasho Cirovski, women's head basketball coach, Brenda Frese, football head coach, Michael Locksley, field hockey coach, Missy Meharg, women's lacrosse coach, Cathy Reese, Men's lacrosse coach, John Tillman, and men's head basketball coach, Mark Turgeon.

The university's highest-paid assistant coaches will also see a decrease in pay.

“This is an incredible demonstration of generosity and commitment to the mission of our athletic department,” said Evans. “I appreciate these coaches' continued understanding during these unprecedented times. The pandemic has dealt us a financial crisis that requires difficult decisions. We continue to stay resilient and we will get through this together. Focus on the health, safety and welfare of our student-athletes remains our top priority as we are committed to maintaining their student experience to the best of our abilities.”