Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte greets fans during a basketball game against Michigan on Dec. 12, 2017. NICK WAGNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN


Texas regents set to approve contracts for AD Chris Del Conte, two football coaches

Posted February 22nd, 2018


Next week, the salaries for Texas’ athletics director and two of the football program’s assistant coaches are set to be approved by the UT System Board of Regents.

The regents will meet next week and the approval of contracts for Chris Del Conte, Todd Orlando and Herb Hand are among the items on the agenda. The agenda has been posted online.

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The contract for Del Conte will run through 2024. The prorated salary for UT’s new athletics director in 2018 will be $1,310,000 and that number will escalate to $1,570,000 by the end of the contract. Del Conte is set to receive use of a car and a membership at the University of Texas Golf Club, and Texas will buy out his contract at TCU for $1,000,029.

Del Conte will be in line to make $1,200,000 for each remaining year of the contract if he is fired without cause.

The board of regents will also vote to amend Orlando’s contract to include an annual salary of $1,700,000. (Orlando was set to make $1,090,000). Orlando’s new contract will run through 2021. With Orlando as its defensive coordinator in 2017, Texas allowed 21.3 points per game.

Hand is set to make $640,000 annually if the board of regents approves his three-year contract. Hand was hired away from Auburn in January to be UT’s co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach.