Ohio State wrestler wins NCAA title, AD gets $18K
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Athletic director Gene Smith will receive a bonus of more than $18,000 – one week of his base salary – for Ohio State’s Logan Stieber winning the 141-pound weight class at the NCAA wrestling championships.
Smith signed a new contract this year that pays him a bonus for ”exceptional athletic achievements,” including Final Four and Bowl Championship Series appearances or titles won by individuals in any of 20 sports.
Stieber, a redshirt junior, won his third consecutive NCAA title on Saturday night in Oklahoma City.
As one of the highest-paid athletic directors in the nation, Smith has a base salary of $940,484. He could earn more than $1.5 million a year in salary and bonuses under the pact that runs through June 2020.