FSU Football Coach Norvell Takes 25 Percent Pay Cut

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Florida State University has announced major budgetary cuts that will include reducing athletics staff numbers and slashing coaches' salaries. 

As FSU plans to cut its budget by 20 percent, head football coach Mike Norvell has agreed to a 25 percent pay cut, while men’s basketball coach Leonard Hamilton will take a 10 percent pay cut. Women’s basketball coach Sue Semrau will also take a 10 percent cut. 

According to ACC Sports, FSU has plans to eliminate 25 full-time positions in its athletics department, while implementing salary reductions for remaining employees.  

FSU athletic director David Coburn announced the changes in a letter on Friday, saying that he will be taking a 20 percent pay cut.

In the letter, Coburn said the cuts were being made based on projections for fall sports.

"The probability that the upcoming athletic seasons will be affected in some way by the pandemic exists,” Coburn wrote in the letter. “While we have been able to withstand most of the economic impact from the lost revenue this spring, the anticipated drop in revenue this fall will be damaging."

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