Jones does not forget bonuses
The June Jones Foundation will donate $96,000 to the University of Hawaii to go toward bonuses for the Warrior football team's 2007 coaching and administrative staff if a proposal before the UH Board of Regents is approved next week.
An item on the Board's agenda for its meeting next Friday at Kapiolani Community College asks for approval of "additional supplemental compensation" of $7,876 each for nine associate and assistant coaches and three staff members to be paid through the donation.
The bonuses are in recognition of the Warriors' 12-1 season and appearance in the Sugar Bowl, the program's first Bowl Championship Series berth.
Jones left UH shortly after the Sugar Bowl to take the head coaching job at Southern Methodist. Assistants Dennis McKnight, Dan Morrison, Jeff Reinebold and Wes Suan followed Jones to SMU.
Former defensive coordinator Greg McMackin has replaced Jones as UH head coach and retained Cal Lee, Ron Lee, George Lumpkin and Rich Miano on the staff.
Also on the list to receive bonuses are video coordinator Lopaka Ornellas, administrative assistant Bianca Tokumoto and assistant strength coach Mel deLaura.
The bonuses would be on top of those already paid to the coaches by the athletic department.
Also on the Board's agenda is a proposal to adjust the salary ranges for head, associate and assistant coaches in 14 programs to "ensure competitive compensation with comparable Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly Division I-A) programs."
Among those positions up for approval next week are football associate coach, coordinator and assistant. The top end of the range for an associate coach would jump from $125,998 to $203,688; from $117,744 to $203,688 for coordinators; and from $90,288 to $165,000 for assistants. The Board approved increasing the ranges for 12 other positions in July.