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UA: Sean Miller, Kevin Sumlin take voluntary 20 percent pay cuts

Sean Miller
Posted at 10:18 AM, May 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-06 13:24:25-04

TUCSON, Ariz.  — The University of Arizona's highest-paid coaches are taking voluntary pay cuts, the university said.

Arizona Athletics released this statement:

“Arizona Athletics is a proud member of the University of Arizona community, and we are committed to continuing our work to address the economic hardships of this unprecedented crisis. In accordance with the University’s financial mitigation plan, senior leadership and all head coaches are taking salary reductions consistent with the University’s plan. Director of Athletics Dave Heeke as well as head coaches Adia Barnes, Jay Johnson, Sean Miller and Kevin Sumlin have voluntarily offered to take 20 percent salary reductions. We will overcome these immense challenges together with compassion and determination because that is the Wildcat Way.”

According to USA Today, Miler's 2020 salary is $3.2 million and Sumlin's makes over $2 million. Johnson's salary was $500,000, according to AZDesertSwarm. Barnes' salary is $235,000, according to

In April, UArizona announced coronavirus crisis-related pay cuts and furloughs for its 15,000 employees. School president Robert Robbins has said that the in-person classes will resume in the fall.