New Nebraska women's coach has fewer perks in contract
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) New Nebraska women's basketball coach Amy Williams won't receive some of the perks former coach Connie Yori did under her contract.
The athletic department on Tuesday released Williams' contract to The Associated Press, and conspicuously absent were the vehicles, country club memberships and other extras common in the contracts of college coaches.
''Over the past few years Athletics has made an effort to reduce or eliminate perceived perks such as stand-alone country club memberships, communications stipends, and cars or car stipends,'' executive associate athletic director/CFO John Jentz wrote in an email to the AP.
''Depending on an individual's responsibilities, these items may be essential to his or her job, and that is taken into account when determining salary.''
Yori and her husband were given the choice of being provided two vehicles or vehicle stipends. Yori's original contract included a country club membership, but that was discontinued in 2014 and the value of it was added to her salary.
Jentz said the administration was mindful of the missing perks when negotiating Williams' salary. She signed a five-year contract April 10 worth $575,000 a year.
Yori's contract also called for her husband to travel at university expense to away games and other functions related to the coach's job.
Williams' contract does not include travel for her husband, but Jentz said university policy allows for some university-paid spousal travel even if it's not mandated by the contract.
Williams would be required to pay a $200,000 buyout if she resigns to take another coaching job. There was no such buyout in Yori's contract.
If Williams were fired without cause, she would be paid $25,000 a month for each of the remaining months on her contract. That amount could be reduced depending on the salary at her next job.
Williams' hiring was announced April 11. She went to Nebraska after four seasons at South Dakota, where she earned $180,000 a year.