PISCATAWAY, New Jersey, January 24. NEVER mind that the men's swimming team, among other sports, is ready to get the hatchet. Rutgers University, coming off its finest football season in years, is giving raises to several assistant football coaches on the staff of head man Greg Schiano. According to the Bergen County Record, nine assistants are making between $115,000-$185,000.
The assistants, despite state-budget cuts that are eliminating sports and course options, are also receiving a $7,200 annual car stipend and have been granted an additional month's salary as a bonus for Rutgers qualifying for the Texas Bowl. The raises for the football coaches are significantly higher than other raises around the university.