Archive for Tuesday, August 7, 2001

Frederick’s new post won’t involve pay cut

August 7, 2001


Bob Frederick's transition from Kansas University athletics director to teacher in the KU School of Education won't be a blow to his pocketbook.

Under terms of a five-year contract Frederick signed this summer, he'll be earning the same salary as a teacher that he earned as athletics director $166,503 a year.

Frederick announced last spring he would retire on June 30 after 14 years as Kansas AD.

According to KU Chancellor Robert Hemenway, the money for Frederick's salary during the first year of the new pact will be split between the athletics department and state funds. After that, Frederick's salary will be funded half by the state and half by private funds from the KU Endowment Association.

Hemenway said Frederick would be paid $116,000 for his teaching duties and $50,303 for additional duties with university relations.

"He'll be giving alumni association speeches and working with the honors program," Hemenway said. "He has a national reputation on ethical considerations in college athletics."

Frederick will remain chair of the NCAA Committee on Sportsmanship and Ethical Conduct until September of 2002.

Frederick will be teaching two courses during the fall semester. One is a graduate course in sports administration. The other is coaching of basketball. Before becoming an administrator, Frederick was an assistant basketball coach at Kansas, Stanford and Brigham Young.

In addition, Frederick will serve as a guest lecturer in other sports administration classes. He is scheduled to teach three classes during the spring semester.

Hemenway said Frederick will be on a 12-month contract and will be eligible for pay raises in accordance with annual legislative recommendations.

Al Bohl was named Frederick's replacement in late June at an annual salary of $255,000. Bohl has been on the job since last week.

Frederick told the Journal-World he did not want to comment on his new contract or his new duties with the university.

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