Contract details emerge for new Tennessee AD Danny White
The Tennessee Volunteers made an important hire on Thursday, landing UCF AD Danny White to replace Phillip Fulmer as their athletic director.
Now, he’ll be tasked with hiring a new head football coach, among other things.
He’ll be well-compensated for this task, according to Curtis Carden. Per Carden, White’s contract with the Vols will be worth $1.8 million per year, with a possibility of a $300,000 raise each year based on athletic and academic performances.
That will make White the highest-paid AD in the SEC:
Danny White's $1.8 million salary likely makes him the highest-paid SEC AD and the fourth highest-paid public-school AD in the nation, according to data from summer 2020.
— Mike Wilson (@ByMikeWilson) January 22, 2021
Who will White hire as his new football coach? It’s a decision that will have major ramifications moving forward.
We’ll see how the Tennessee athletic department as a whole fares under White’s leadership.