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USC AD Pat Haden, Fired Coaches Among Nation's Top In College Athletics Pay

Haden's salary in '12 is nearly $200,000 higher than what he received in '11
USC AD Pat Haden was "credited with more than" $2.4M in compensation during the '12 calendar year, according to the school's federal tax return cited by Steve Berkowitz of USA TODAY. The amount is "nearly $200,000 higher than what he received in 2011 and likely continues to make him the nation's highest-paid AD." Documents show that among public-school ADs, "excluding possible incentive bonuses and athletically related outside income," Texas' Steve Patterson is making $1.4M, Ohio State's Gene Smith more than $1.2M and UCLA's Dan Guerrero nearly $920,000. Meanwhile, among private-school ADs, Vanderbilt's David Williams II was "credited with just over" $1.2M (he also "served as the school's general counsel and secretary of the university" in '12), Duke's Kevin White with $955,000 and Baylor's Ian McCaw with $635,000. USC's return also showed former football assistant coach Monte Kiffin "with just more than" $1.9M for his final year with the school -- an "amount that meant he was the nation's highest-paid football assistant coach" during the '12 season. Kiffin's son, Lane, USC's football head coach in '12, made $3.1M "for that calendar year." At the close of the school's FY '13, Lane Kiffin also had $1.8M "in housing loans from the school outstanding from original amounts" that had totaled $2M (USA TODAY, 5/16). In L.A., Gary Klein notes former USC basketball coach Kevin O'Neill, who was "fired in January 2013 during the 2012-13 season, earned about" $1.8M (L.A. TIMES, 5/16).
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