Washington State Cougars head coach Nick Rolovich is making a positive change for all, while it represents a negative change for him.
He’s taken a pay cut, as well as Athletic Director Pat Chun, basketball coach Kyle Smith and university president Kirk Schulz have taken a five percent pay cut, voluntarily, to help ease the lost money due to the closures of the spring sport seasons this year. The coronavirus pandemic forced the cancellations of the winter sport postseasons as well as the entire spring sport seasons, subsequently costing every Pac-12 school millions in the process.
Every company is looking for ways to help out in this time of crisis and the coaches, AD and president aren’t the only measures being taken to aid in the cause.
According to a social media post, all coaching staff members are also removing bonuses from their contracts for this year while forgoing any incentives as well. Season tickets prices have been frozen and the season-ticket renewal program is continuing to be flexible as well.
The full statement, including some more on Dallas Hobbs’ effort in relief of Bryce Beekman, who tragically passed away last month:
An update from AD @pat_chun on the initiatives WSU Athletics is taking concerning the COVID-19 crisis and more.— Washington State Athletics (@WSUCougars) April 13, 2020
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This is a small step but a necessary step as the university hopes to regain some sense of normalcy soon.
We all want to get back to some normalcy.