Texas to pay Aston $600k per year

April 9, 2012

Texas will pay new women's basketball coach Karen Aston at least $600,000 per year under contract terms released Thursday, about half of what former coach Gail Goestenkors made.

Aston will have an annual salary of $337,500 with an additional $80,000 for running Texas' summer basketball camps, and another $182,500 from marketing, promotions work, and media contracts and appearances.

She also gets a one-time $115,000 payment for her move from Denton, where she was the coach at North Texas last season. Aston also could qualify for another $275,000 in incentives tied to team performance on the court and in the classroom.

Goestenkors quit with two years remaining on a contract that paid her about $1.25 million per year.