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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted at 11:02 a.m., Friday, June 20, 2003

Regents approve $800,016 Jones contract

By Stephen Tsai and Ferd Lewis
Advertiser Staff Writers

University of Hawai'i football coach June Jones became the highest-paid state employee today.

The UH Board of Regents unanimously approved a new five-year contract for Jones worth $800,016 per year.

The vote was 12-0.

The contract, which begins July 1, includes incentives for bowl appearances and postseason coaching awards.

It also includes a conduct clause.

There is no clause for attendance or the student athletes' academic success.

Half of Jones' salary will be paid by the school.

The other half will be paid by outside sources, from 10 to 12 people who will be giving between $25,000 to $100,000.

The new contract is nearly twice as much as UH president Evan Dobelle, whose package is worth $442,000 annually.

Edwin Cadman, dean of the medical school, has a base of $330,000 and can receive additional money surpassing Dobelle.

Jones, 50, a former UH assistant coach, is 31-20 in four seasons since leaving the National Football League, where he had been a head coach for parts of four seasons. He has led the Warriors to two bowl appearances.