So, who reaps the biggest rewards for such outstanding achievement? The Athletic Director of course!! Rick George was paid $40,000 for the team's championships. Not a bad perq on top of a $700,000 per year base salary. The Championship Bonus is just one of a total of $8.5 million in possible bonuses - I suppose we can be thankful that the fine print must have prevented the $200,000 bonus for national championships.
I had to think that it only seems reasonable that as the pre-medical and pre-healthcare professional adviser, I should have received a bonus for every student who gained admission to medical, dental or veterinary school or to other PhD or advanced degree programs. Similar to George, I could have cashed in on my student-scholars performance!! And like Rick, I too would have been smiling.