Interim AD gets $10,000 per month salary supplement

At a news conference on July 6, someone asked UGA President Michael Adams if interim athletic director Frank Crumley would receive the same salary that former AD Damon Evans drew.

“He wishes,” Adams said with a smile.

Instead, Crumley will receive a $10,000-per-month supplement in addition to his existing $190,000-per-year salary during the time that he serves as interim AD, according to a memorandum from Adams to Crumley obtained by the AJC under Georgia’s Open Records Act:

In accordance with your acceptance of my offer to you to assume the duties of Interim Athletic Director, I am authorizing a $10,000 per month supplement to your existing salary. This additional monthly salary supplement shall be effective July 6, 2010 and shall remain in effect until a permanent Athletic Director assumes duties here at the University.

Again, I want to thank you for your willingness to take on these additional responsibilities at a critical time.

Crumley has worked for the UGA Athletic Association for the past 19 years and was the executive associate athletic director under Evans.

Evans would have gotten a raise to $550,000 per year under a new five-year contract that was to have taken effect on July 1, the day after his DUI arrest. Instead, he resigned and accepted a settlement of three months salary (approximately $137,500) plus a previously earned $100,000 bonus.

Adams has said that it could take six to 12 months to hire a successor.

Check back throughout the day for coverage from SEC Media Days in Hoover, Ala.

77 comments Add your comment

DawginLex

July 21st, 2010
9:39 am

Hopefully he can provide some stability in the interim.

Any hot seat talk in Hoover is garbage in my book for Richt.

Sorry about the freda comment yesterday. You can delete it if you want to. She is on the tech blog anyway.

Thought we're in a budget crisis?

July 21st, 2010
9:43 am

Looks like he’s buying lunch

Dr. Phil

July 21st, 2010
9:54 am

Another temporary mascot until Mike finds another lap dog.

sea island

July 21st, 2010
10:02 am

well deserved.

Lilburn Dawg

July 21st, 2010
10:06 am

How much is Russ (the interim Mascot) going to get until a full-time replacement is found??? He deserves equal consideration……at least a T-bone steak and a full-size Gator chew-toy along with a rubber Yellow Jacket chew-toy and all the female company he desires!!

lazydawg

July 21st, 2010
10:06 am

That is total B.S. he should be making more than that. Is that because they had to give Damon a severance package? I seriously dought it .

bigdawg

July 21st, 2010
10:13 am

When I’m elect I’m going to stop the pond building on farms and double the AD’s pay at UGA. We got the money. Vote Bigdawg Barnes Governor.

The Ville

July 21st, 2010
10:13 am

Good for him.

What do you think we’ll have first, a full-time AD or UGA VIII (the ocho)? Seems like a 50-50 toss-up at this point.

GeoffDawg

July 21st, 2010
10:15 am

That’s the nature of business. Having that “interim” title will give you a boost but will not be comparable to what you would make as the full time AD. There’s other benefits though – if he proves himself during this time period, 1) He could make himself an attractive candidate for the full time AD position or 2) The AD experience could allow him to leverage a job opportunity at a different school. In either case, that’s when the real big money would roll in.

bigdawg

July 21st, 2010
10:15 am

Oh, I forgot. I’m getting old but I’ll do just like last time I was Governor, NOTHING. Thanks

Another Dawg

July 21st, 2010
10:20 am

Frank deserves a lot more than that. Great guy, and I’m sure he’ll do a great job in preparation for transition.

Gator

July 21st, 2010
10:21 am

Seriously, it’s georgia, does anyone really care????? It’s not like they have a chance to win….

Vuvu

July 21st, 2010
10:24 am

It’s only fair that Crumley gets a raise.

Quality red panties aren’t cheap, you know.

Waka Flocka Flame

July 21st, 2010
10:27 am

$10,000-per-month supplement in addition to his existing $190,000-per-year salary

That’s almost Tim Tucker money!!!

Tai

July 21st, 2010
10:30 am

Vote Bigdawg Barnes Governor.

No Dim-o-craps need apply for the job. Really. We showed King Roy what we think of him eight years ago. Barnes is owned lock, stock, and barrel by the teachers unions. Sorry, King Roy, but most voters aren’t teachers.

Maybe Barnes could run for dawg catcher.

MarkD

July 21st, 2010
10:33 am

Red panties in his lap,
Red panties in his lap,
UGA is a fool
With red panties in his lap.

St. Clarkston

July 21st, 2010
10:34 am

Another kick at the dead horse.

HOUDAWG

July 21st, 2010
10:38 am

The ” he wishes ” comment by Adams is typical of his complete arrogance ……….

Van Jones

July 21st, 2010
10:38 am

Hmmm, I have to wonder… If Mr. Crumley were anything other than a white male would there be a lawsuit demanding equal pay for equal work?

On the other side of the coin, $190k +$120k ain’t exactly chump change.

How2fish

July 21st, 2010
10:39 am

One man’s red panties is another man’s 120k a year raise..well deserved.

Some lame name here

July 21st, 2010
10:43 am

That makes a total of $310,000 a year at least.

Some lame name here

July 21st, 2010
10:43 am

How2fish

July 21st, 2010
10:44 am

Van Jones might want to hold off stirring the fires of race hate for a few minutes.It’s not a equal job equal pay issue..Damon was AD not interim AD..big difference but good try we haven’t had anyone try and start a race or class war in what 15 mins..

boots

July 21st, 2010
10:46 am

Big deal. Is this really news? I am turning more and more to the Athens Banner and Macon Telegraph for my Dawg coverage. They do a much better job. All the AJC does is focus on personal issues and set up blogs for us to insult one another. Getting old…

Van Jones

July 21st, 2010
10:46 am

Sorry, I’ve been over on Tucker’s blog too long…

ugaclassof2004

July 21st, 2010
10:46 am

Tai and bigdawg,

Those aren’t nice things to say about your future governor. Those hick confederate flaggers aren’t going to be able to get the job done this time. The Republican party has screwed up so royally that it’s hard for a WHITE MAN to get their nomination. Sonny and his cronies has completely gutted education and those idiot teachers who voted Roy out of in 2002 are getting what they deserve now.I don’t know which is worse: the fact that Bubba Perdue won TWICE or that the Democrats could not put up a candidate worthy enough to beat him in 2006. Watching our state government operate is like watching re-runs of HE-HAW! What a complete embarassment!

The Republicans need to take some time off and regroup, because their approach locally and nationally clearly isn’t getting it done.Oh and for the record: I hate both parties! But I hate imcompetence more, and right now the Republicans are clearly more incompetent on every level. The track record speaks for itself.

Schmeckdawg

July 21st, 2010
10:47 am

The Ville, no doubt, it will be UGA VIII. I heard a few months back that he will be introduced at this years Homecoming Game.

JB

July 21st, 2010
10:52 am

He might be the guy…..Knows the personnel/ lay of the land better than any, and Adams and Athletic board make the ONLY big decision anybody cares about…………Mark Richt’s future……….. The rest is boring Ad-min stuff……….

HamDawg11

July 21st, 2010
10:54 am

Is it just me, or does 6-12 months sound like an awful long time to find a suitable replacement? USC found Pat Haden in what, one day? Let Crumley have it full time, he’ll do a fine job.

JB

July 21st, 2010
10:56 am

Please, Not Barnes for Governor again…………..Career pocket lining career politician with a personal agenda redux…………..yuk

JB

July 21st, 2010
10:58 am

The 6-12 months gives Adams time to reshuffle the chairs on the deck over there before the new yes man shows up.

DawgFan24

July 21st, 2010
11:02 am

How did this blog turn into politics?

Why was this story even written? Like I give a rats arse how much more money some other rich guy is making? September can’t get here soon enough!

GeoffDawg

July 21st, 2010
11:04 am

Obviously, you care gator.

ryan

July 21st, 2010
11:08 am

If Adams gets a yes man as AD he can kiss his job good by because the alumni and the student body are not going stan for it bank on it.

EeRichtion

July 21st, 2010
11:10 am

$500,000 for the new defensive coaches, a $10,000 a month raise for the interim A.D……………….$2.8 million a year plus bonuses and endorsements for Mark Richt………….Why don’t they just go to the SEC and outright buy the Championship and skip all these “closest to the program” milkjobs!

G Reon

July 21st, 2010
11:31 am

Hell, for that kind of money I’ll schedule some games, pose for the camera and smile when needed!

dcb

July 21st, 2010
11:39 am

Adams and UGA ought to be ashamed of themselves – and this from a UGA fan. First of all for being willing to pay an AD over $500k a year – not to mention the unbelievable salaries paid the coaching staffs. And second, if he is going to throw that type of money around, be stingy enough to give the Interim AD only 1/5 of that amount for being willing to help them out in a thankless position. I’ve been an interim. I know what goes with the position – all the responsibilities and in addition, handling of members of the department who are primarily bent on simply protecting their turf and more often than not, prone to treat the interim as nothing more than a pesky flea on a dogs back while politicking all the time with the perceived powers-to-be until the full-timer comes on board. Come on Adams – be real about this. You and the board may like the budget savings. But the inconsistency in your approach to this only adds to your already tainted image as a real and fair leader.

1eyedJack

July 21st, 2010
11:40 am

The Dems have turned into communist/socialists and the Reps have turned into a quivering pile of mush. VOTE INDEPENDENT!!!

What was this blog about?

yoda

July 21st, 2010
11:44 am

I wanna job as AD at UGA and I’ll wear black panties if they’ll pay me this well !!!!!!!!!

BMC

July 21st, 2010
11:45 am

You can buy a lot of red panties for 10K.Just kidding.I wish our new intern all the best and hope Mr Adams doesn’t wait to long to find our next A D.

Pago Pago Dawg

July 21st, 2010
11:48 am

I think we all pretty much agree, SoCal got a quality replacement in one day!

correction dawg

July 21st, 2010
12:01 pm

Lazy dawg it is doubt not dought it…I guess you were still sleep

THWG

July 21st, 2010
12:07 pm

nodawg

July 21st, 2010
12:07 pm

$10 grand a month! That will a lot of panties! Let the big dog eat!

Kirby Smart

July 21st, 2010
12:17 pm

I’m still available.

Damon Evans

July 21st, 2010
12:18 pm

If I say I’m sorry again…can I have my job back?

courtney

July 21st, 2010
12:19 pm

red painties for sail … only $10k/month

Big Dog 98

July 21st, 2010
12:20 pm

Attention Kirby Smart,

Please go away.

Juanita

July 21st, 2010
12:21 pm

Too much Hatred………..not enough Love. Everybody needs to look at themselves, and see how you can better the situation. All the negativity.. what is your purpose? Why do you like drama? Be not deceived God is not mocked, whatsoever a person sows that also will he(she) reap. Everybody HAS A DAY!!!

Victoria Secret

July 21st, 2010
12:25 pm

Attention Dawg Fans,

We now have received another shipment of red panties; consequently, they are now available at all our stories except those close to GT. As we all know, GT fans can only dream about seeing red panties.