Former UH athletic director earned more than $1 million

Former UH athletic director earned more than $1 million
Ben Jay

HONOLULU (AP) - The University of Hawaii's athletic director accumulated an average of more than $13,200 in bonuses each month, records show.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that former athletic director Ben Jay was also owed a $370,000 bonus upon his departure under the terms of his contract.

Between bonuses and Jay's base salary, he earned more than $1 million over his tenure of 28 months.

His successor, David Matlin, has a $25,000 ceiling on bonuses.

The Star-Advertiser obtained both contracts on Monday in response to a request under the state's open-records law.

Jay's contract laid out the possibility of more than $300,000 per year in bonuses if he achieved benchmarks in championships, postseason appearances, academic performance and a balanced budget.

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