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Louisville's athletic director made $5 million last year -- $3 million more than any other AD

Louisville's athletic director made $5 million last year -- $3 million more than any other AD

10/06/2017

By Steven Kutz, MarketWatch

Tom Jurich is currently on paid leave after Adidas allegedly paid a high schooler's family $100,000 so the teen would attend Louisville

Rick Pitino, who the University of Louisville recently suspended, is the highest paid basketball coach in the NCAA. He made $7.7 million last year -- $5.1 million of which was university salary. But it came to light on Thursday that the school's athletic director, Tom Jurich, is also the highest paid in the NCAA; he made $5.3 million last year -- over $3 million more than any other athletic director in the U.S., according to the Courier-Journal (http://www.courier-journal.com/story/sports/college/louisville/2017/10/05/university-louisville-tom-jurich-high-pay-unusual-perks/728901001/)

Jurich also made more money last year than the school budgeted for the following departments, the Courier-Journal calculated:

The next-highest paid athletic director in the U.S. -- Ohio State's Gene Smith -- made $1.98 million.

The Courier-Journal reviewed documents obtained under the state's public records law and says Jurich's salary was "under-the-radar" since it says the school listed Jurich's salary last year as $514,481.

Here's how much he really made:

Table: Tom Jurich's taxable income, 2016

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