UT’s New Track Coach Expected To Get 5-Year Contract

AUSTIN (August 19, 2013)--University of Texas regents are expected to approve a 5-year contract this week for the school’s new track coach Mario Sategna that would pay him about $242,000 a year.

Sategna has been put in charge of both the men's and women's teams, but his contract pays him significantly less than Texas officials were planning to pay former women's coach Bev Kearney before she was suspended and resigned amid revelations of a relationship with a former athlete.

Texas officials planned to ask the regents last October to set Kearney's salary at more than $475,000.

Sategna can earn as much as $52,000 in performance incentives if his teams do well.

Regents also are expected to approve a raise and extension for this week for volleyball coach Jarritt Elliott, whose team won the 2012 national championship.

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