Texas baseball coach David Pierce speaks during a press conference on June 30, 2016. RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Texas baseball coach Pierce receives 6-year, $4.75 million contract

Posted July 1st, 2016

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Texas will pay new head baseball coach David Pierce a minimum annual base salary of about $792,000 for the next six years, not including incentives, pending approval by the full Board of Regents in their next meeting, the American-Statesman was told Friday night.

Pierce, who was hired on Wednesday after a 31-day search, will be paid more than $200,000 less than his predecessor Augie Garrido, who was due to make more than $1 million next year.

Texas athletic director Mike Perrin consulted with the chairman of the Board of Regents and UT System officials.

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Pierce also announced that his top two Tulane assistants, Sean Allen and Philip Miller, will join him in Austin and start immediately.

— Kirk Bohls

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