Details on Steve Patterson’s contract

Posted November 11th, 2013


As expected, UT regents approved Steve Patterson on Monday morning to be Texas’ next men’s athletic director.

Here are some details on Patterson’s contract:

Contract length: It’s a five-year deal that ends on Aug. 31, 2019.


Salary: Patterson will be paid $1.4 million each year, with a minimum annual increase of 2.5 percent.

Incentives: There are incentives. If neither the NCAA nor the Big 12 find any major infractions, Patterson will get a $100,000 bonus — each year that the program stays clean. And if the athletic department remains financially solvent, it’s another $100,000 bonus each year.

And there are perks:

Cars: Patterson will get two courtesy cars provided to him. Or, if he chooses, he can get an annual $7,500 car allowance in place of the courtesy cars.

Clubs: He also gets automatic and free membership to the UT Club, the UT Golf Club and the Headliners Club.

Suites: Patterson now gets an AD suite for home football, men’s basketball and baseball games.

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