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


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

Posted July 1st, 2016


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.


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

— Kirk Bohls