Details of McGarity’s agreement with UGA spelled out

ATHENSGreg McGarity’s agreement with the University of Georgia calls for him to receive one year’s pay as severance if he is fired without cause as the school’s athletic director.

A three-page memorandum of understanding, signed by McGarity and UGA President Michael Adams,  and obtained Friday by the AJC in response to an open-records request, also spells out conditions under which McGarity could be fired for cause.

Those conditions include “certain violations” of NCAA, SEC or UGA rules  and failure “to act at all times on and off the campus with appropriate recognition of the fact that the reputation of the University also depends in part on public respect for and approval of those persons associated with its athletics program.”

In the case of termination for cause, no further payments would be made.

McGarity was hired last week to succeed Damon Evans, who resigned in the aftermath of a June 30 DUI arrest in Atlanta. Evans received a settlement of about $237,500 — three months salary and a previously earned $100,000 longevity bonus.

McGarity’s agreement also calls for him to be provided two cars.

Other provisions in the memorandum of understanding were previously reported:  a starting base salary of $420,000; raises of $20,000 each of the four subsequent years,  making McGarity’s salary $440,000 in fiscal year 2012, $460,000 in fiscal 2013, $480,000 in 2014 and $500,000 in 2015; plus $25,000 per year as a “longevity bonus,” payable in a lump sum at the end of the contract.

If fired without cause, McGarity would get a pro-rata share of the longevity bonus based on the numbers of years worked, as well as his base salary for the next year remaining on his contract.

The memo states that additional and related terms will be included in a more definitive contract to be drafted and signed within 60 days.  If such a document is not signed within that time, the memorandum of understanding will serve as the contract.

McGarity is scheduled to officially begin his new job on Sept. 1.

84 comments Add your comment

Dawg Stephen

August 20th, 2010
2:51 pm

Not every article needs to be open for comment. This is one of them. With that being said, i now invite you to look below my comments for the unmoderated, and un accountabitly that NO USERNAME registration and password login will leave you open for.

Dawg Stephen

August 20th, 2010
2:51 pm

Notice i didnt say first?

30-24 Dawgs - We Run This State!

August 20th, 2010
2:54 pm

I don’t blame you for not saying first.

Dawg Stephen

August 20th, 2010
2:54 pm

I’ll get off my high horse now …

DR

August 20th, 2010
2:57 pm

GO DAWGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes, Dawg Stephen, you did say "first"...

August 20th, 2010
2:58 pm

…in your second post, so, yes, you are now categorized with the rest of the morons who do that stupid “look at me” thing…

Hey, Buzzz...

August 20th, 2010
2:59 pm

…not even his predecessor wore red panties, but don’t let facts get in the way of trying to be a moron…

Buzzz

August 20th, 2010
3:00 pm

Dawg Stephen: un accountabitly? I thought UGa prided youselves on journalism and you this is how you spell “unaccountability?”

Hey, Buzzz...

August 20th, 2010
3:02 pm

“prided”? “youselves”?…typical for a GT guy as you try to make fun of someone else…

Fred

August 20th, 2010
3:02 pm

What exactly does an AD do anyways at UGA besides be a figurehead? Doesn’t Adams control EVERYTHING in his kingdom?

Buzzz

August 20th, 2010
3:03 pm

Oopsie daisy. Insert feets, opens mouths.

Yes...

August 20th, 2010
3:04 pm

…the spell check and grammar police are out in full force this afternoon…

Yes, been there Buzzz...

August 20th, 2010
3:05 pm

…I hate it when I try to be a smart a– and end up being a dumb a– instead…

Glory Glory

August 20th, 2010
3:06 pm

DAwg Stephen is right!!!!!

PLEASE AJC, create a mandatory username and login, using IP addresses for terms of banishment.

Be strict in your banning as well. You would be shocked at how these simple methods would create a credible, open forum for fans to TALK SPORTS. The jarring back and forth has gone too far, for too long.

And for the Dawg fans on here…… start reading Dawg Stephen’s blog…. http://dawgstephen.blogspot.com/

It is for dawg fans, written by a dawg fan. No more Bradley and Schultz trying to rile you up.

gdawginkalamazoo

August 20th, 2010
3:07 pm

other details include: no Sting concerts, no BMW’s to drive, can’t live in Bogart, no pre-game video messages regarding anything to do with alcohol, not allowed to go to Atlanta by himself, must refuse to have his mug shot taken at all cost, if pulled over by police can only provde name rank and serial number……….

THE REAL Dawg Stephen

August 20th, 2010
3:11 pm

This is THE REAL DAWG STEPHEN….and the first 2 posts are the only ones I did. Using someones name is about as dumb as you can be. wow.

Lets Go Tim….ban them faster than Bill King when someone dares disagree with him

Buzzz

August 20th, 2010
3:12 pm

Say what you all want, but atlease the Heisman is named after out GT coach.

Glory Glory

August 20th, 2010
3:13 pm

see…..if we had a mandatory username and login, you would know Dawg Stephen and I are not the same poster.

But i would like to share a poem with you tech nerds on here…… a limmerick……

There once was a coach named Johnson,
Who like to run a Triple Option
Said Coach Johnson to Groh,
“We’ve got trouble you know,
Cause our recruits think our necks are vaginas”

(compliments of 1eyedjack)

THE REAL Dawg Stephen

August 20th, 2010
3:13 pm

I have never met Glory Glory, but thanks, I really appreciate that. Anyone can use anyone elses name, and NOTHING stops them, and its really sad, cause this COULD be a great forum, not just a good one where folks can do whatever.

The Real Dawg Stephen is a Peter Puffer

August 20th, 2010
3:15 pm

What is a username?

Bubba

August 20th, 2010
3:18 pm

Hey Puffer, maybe we should have a secure id token.

Glory Glory

August 20th, 2010
3:19 pm

McGarity is without question the right man for this job.

I know it erks you Jacket “fans” that wanted to think that after the Evans incident, nobody would want to step foot in Athens again…. but truth be told, we got a good one in Greg.

Cannot wait to start cheering on my 2 favorite teams in a couple weeks!!!

1. The Dawgs every Saturday
2. Whoever is playing Tech on Thursdays

THE REAL Dawg Stephen

August 20th, 2010
3:19 pm

You know, the internet is such a great medium, it should be the only basis of social interaction. When someone misuses it (and c’mon folk, let’s not kid ourselves, it’s easy to manipulate), we should cry to the sky about the misdeeds and misfortune that overtakes us.

I am shocked and appalled as, let’s face it, I have a lot riding on a bunch of 0s, 1s, HTML markup, CSS, and PHP (thank you AJC Wordpress). This is probably about 68% of my life … RIGHT HERE!

For the rest of my life, please check out http://dawgstephen.blogspot.com (shameless plug!)

I’m a very insightful and keen guy who loves this crazy sport called football (at least, I am on the internet … who needs real life?)

gdawginkalamazoo

August 20th, 2010
3:23 pm

dawgstephen, did Bill King ban you too?

Dawg Stephen

August 20th, 2010
3:26 pm

I can post again gdawg. but yes I was banned, but I cant put my link, and if you need to speak with me, email me, or message on the blog or twitter.

This is the last post on here that will be me…as you see above, I have no reason to stay today.
I have only posted 3 messages up there…the rest are imposters. any messages after this, are NOT ME

Dawg Stephen

August 20th, 2010
3:28 pm

Uh, Buzzz...

August 20th, 2010
3:35 pm

…that Tech coach of which you speak for naming the best player award also coached at Clemson…

Uh, Buzzz...

August 20th, 2010
3:40 pm

…and he coached at Oberlin, and Penn, and Auburn….

Uh, Buzzz...

August 20th, 2010
3:42 pm

…and Washington & Lee, and Washington and Jefferson College, and mighty Buchtel College, and Rice…

TybeeDawg

August 20th, 2010
3:45 pm

good ole Bill

Burdell

August 20th, 2010
3:46 pm

Buzzz lay off the whiskey bro…or get a bigger keyboard for your fat fingers.

I’m glad McGarrity got the AD job in Athens…he seems like a good guy and he sure is excited from everything I have seen and read. Hopefully he can keep up the good work that Evans had going…b/c except for that unfortunate evening on Roswell Rd. Damon was doing a great job as AD.

With that said…GO JACKETS!!

RxDawg

August 20th, 2010
3:49 pm

I understand why some people want a username and login, but that is also part of the charm for the AJC blogs. For first time users it’s easy to add a comment here.

If I visit another newspaper, and want to comment on something I usually wont do it if it requires signing up.

Burdell

August 20th, 2010
3:51 pm

Glory—check out the first Thursday night ESPN game this year….which conference is that?

Coming soon to a stadium near you…I hear next year is UGA’s turn at weekday football.

What goes around comes around…just like Shreveport now being an ACC bowl. However most ignorant Tech fans will still make the jokes…probably right up to the point where we have a disappointing season and end up there. Kharma.

GO JACKETS!

Brick Tamblin

August 20th, 2010
3:56 pm

I love carpet….i love lamp…..and Greg McGarity!
Tech could beat UGA in World of WArcraft and D&D but that’s about it :)

Dap01

August 20th, 2010
3:58 pm

Why would a Tech fan blog on a story about an AD at a rival school?
Strange?

Burdell

August 20th, 2010
4:00 pm

I can’t be a fan of college football in general? Most of my friends are UGA grads. I live in Georgia. I follow UGA football. I moved to Georgia in 1980 as a fifth grader…Herschel was the man.

Really strange, indeed.

Burdell

August 20th, 2010
4:01 pm

Just because I went to Tech and work here now doesn’t mean I don’t have an opinion on the state of UGA athletics…

WTF

August 20th, 2010
4:02 pm

And this is important b/c? I could care less what the guy makes.

gdawginkalamazoo

August 20th, 2010
4:09 pm

Dawg Ho, McGarity is a Bulldog, he was on loan to the Gators.

tide roll

August 20th, 2010
4:46 pm

What happens if he rides around drunk with red panties in his lap?

Gratefuldawghead

August 20th, 2010
5:03 pm

Tide roll… then he gets fired just like Mike Price!

Delbert D.

August 20th, 2010
5:07 pm

I’ve read this far and I’m still not sure who is the real Dawg Steven. I’ve got to figure out how to hack the Cox site and get the IP addresses….

*It would be so much easier if Cox Communications started a site login process*

Delbert D.

August 20th, 2010
5:13 pm

I Googled “IP address” and it’s way too complicated. Numbers like 168,262,313,349 have *periods* instead of commas. How the heck can anybody be expect to add or subtract numbers like that???? My calculator just flashed “Error.”

superDawg

August 20th, 2010
6:01 pm

McGarity will increase the size of Sanford stadium by 10,000 so more Dawgs will be able to see tek get whooped back into nerdum in person.

Fred

August 20th, 2010
6:07 pm

So if it’s possible to get back to the article at hand, could I ask again:

What does the AD at UGA really do anyway? To me, 400+ grand is an aweful lot of money to pay someone to be Adams fall guy…………

Dawgtards ruin this state

August 20th, 2010
6:15 pm

400,000 is not that much for a job that consists of hiding institutional cheating, it drove poor Damon straight to the bottle.

dagnabit

August 20th, 2010
7:31 pm

400′000 is too much for anything that doesn’t involve carrying sheetrock for a living.

Gratefuldawghead

August 20th, 2010
7:55 pm

Urban Nick & Les….Richt has beat all three GO DAWGS!

LawDawg

August 20th, 2010
8:46 pm

Uh, Burdell,

Thursday night football will NEVER happen in Athens. I would bet my life on that. Also, any school that schedules UGA as a visitor on Thursday night will NEVER play Georgia again.

Dawgtard,

You just can’t stay away. Your envy of UGA is UNBELIEVABLE!!!

Miley Cyrus

August 20th, 2010
8:50 pm

Don’t forget the $25,000 a year that goes to me a year for sampling my song in the orientation video. Let’s party UGA!!