Bobby's Wallet Here wrote:
UNC absolutely does not pay that much for the assistant to the assistant of the director of track and field. FYI, some directors of track and field at SEC schools make in the $110-130K range, I know because one of my high school teammates ran at a well funded SEC university and they found his coach's salary online. It was $114K at the time. That was about 8-9 years ago. This was one of the top football schools as well.
I competed in the ACC, and had inquired to my coach about funding at the other schools, and he said UNC was not in the highest echelon of ACC funding. He said it could definitely be worse, but in regards to conferences, the ACC does not compare well to the other Power 5 conferences.
He said UNC was mid tier for the ACC. No way UNC pays close to $91K for the assistant to the distance coach.
If I am Lockhart's financial advisor, or career advisor, I would tell him to at least wait until he is offered a full time HEAD distance position.
This is not even a lateral move. This is a downward move on the totem pole.
I think Bobby’s financial planner more aptly counseled him that UNC is better than no job. He was done at Stillwater.