Iowa State football staff to have reduced salaries

Iowa State Head Coach Matt Campbell and Notre Dame Head Coach Brian Kelly speak to the media ahead of their matchup in the Camping World Bowl on Dec. 28.

According to documents the Des Moines Register obtained through the Iowa Freedom of Information Act, Iowa State football Head Coach Matt Campbell’s salary will be cut by $497,124 from July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021, to help cover the athletic department’s temporary salary cuts due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

$350,000 of the $497,124 will come from his $3.5 million yearly salary (through 2020) and “$147,000 to offset some of the reduction from an assistant coach salary pool.”

Back in April, many coaches and athletic staff had their salary’s cut because of COVID-19 losses. 

The Register also stated “The Register obtained Tuesday afternoon, including details of a contract amendment Campbell signed in January.”

In December, it was reported Campbell’s contract through 2025 would pay him $3.5 million a year and had a $6 million buyout if he took a different head coaching job elsewhere. 

It is unknown how much the assistant coaches that were paid a total of $5 million last season have had in pay cuts.

The Des Moines Register’s Tuesday article says, “the recently obtained amendment includes previously unreported bonuses of $250,000 if Iowa State wins at least eight regular-season games, and $500,000 for nine or more regular-season victories.”

Source: Iowa State Daily