Athletic Department Salaries Rose In 2011-2012

Compensation for the highest paid members of the Boston College athletic department rose during the 2011-2012 season, according to the University’s Fiscal Year IRS 990, which was released this week. The document accounts for the tax year beginning June 1, 2011, and ending May 31, 2012.

Head basketball coach Steve Donahue saw a significant increase in compensation, with his total pay, including other benefits and forms of compensation, increasing 36 percent to $1,001,551, from $735,184 the year before. Donahue received a base compensation of $927,541, up from his $687,010 base compensation in 2010-2011, his first year with the University. Former head basketball coach Al Skinner received $564,201 of “other reportable compensation” in 2011-2012, according to the document. Skinner’s contract was terminated early when Donahue was hired.

Former head football coach Frank Spaziani received a base compensation of $1,030,841 and a total compensation of $1,117,873, according to the document. That total is 2 percent more than Spaziani was compensated during 2010-2011, when he made $1,094,976, according to that year’s 990. Spaziani was fired in late November.

Former athletic director Gene DeFilippo earned a base compensation of $529,574 and a total compensation of $631,918. In 2010-2011, the 990 reports that DeFilippo earned a total compensation of $591,160. DeFilippo retired last September.

Head men’s hockey coach Jerry York’s compensation was not reported in 2010-2011, but the document states that he received a base compensation of $454,075 in 2011-2012 and a total compensation of $528,299.

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