Mitch Barnhart has served as athletic director in Lexington for 16 years and Kentucky hopes that’s just the beginning for the SEC’s longest-tenured head administrator.

Kentucky recently handed Barnhart a raise of $195,000 a year, bringing his total annual compensation to $925,000 in Lexington. His new deal includes potential incentives for athletic and academic marks the program reaches under his watch. In total, if all incentives are reached, Barnhart could make $1.175 million by 2023.

With this raise, Barnhart is now the SEC’s sixth-highest paid athletic director. In addition to this raise, Barnhart did receive a bonus for Kentucky’s placement in the Directors’ Cup standings: