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Addazio, Bates Paid Higher Than Predecessors In 2013-14

For the first time since their hiring in fall of 2012, Boston College football head coach Steve Addazio and Director of Athletics Brad Bates had their salaries made publicly available on the University’s Fiscal Year IRS Form 990. The document revealed that both men received higher salaries than their respective predecessors, former head coach Frank Spaziani, who was fired in November of 2012, and former Director of Athletics Gene DiFilippo, who retired in October of 2012.

Addazio received a base salary of $1,810,964, with a total compensation of $2,585,655 when including additional fees, according to the 2014 report. This represents a 57 percent jump from Spaziani’s total compensation in the 2013 fiscal year, which was around $1.1 million. Bates’ total compensation totaled $695,050, an 8.2 percent increase from the total paid to DiFilippo ($637,959) in 2013.

Men’s hockey head coach Jerry York saw his salary decrease slightly in the 2014 fiscal year. York received a total compensation of $626,593 in 2014, a two percent drop from his $638,975 payment from 2013. This is following a 20 percent jump in York’s salary from 2012.

BC released the form this week detailing the information for the University’s fiscal year, which ran from June 1, 2013 to May 31, 2014. The section of the 990 that includes the compensation for BC’s 20 highest-paid, though, ends at the calendar year in December 2013. As such, new basketball head coach Jim Christian, who was hired in April 2014, was not included in the report.

Based on the form, former men’s basketball head coach Steve Donahue received a total of $1,023,859 in 2013—he was fired in March of 2014. BC also paid Donahue’s predecessor, Al Skinner, $585,069. This was the fourth straight year Skinner received money from the University following his firing in spring of 2010. According to the University’s four previous Form 990s, Skinner was paid almost $3 million dollars during Donahue’s four year tenure.

An employee’s total compensation is calculated by adding his or her base compensation, “other reportable compensation,” “retirement and deferred compensation,” and “nontaxable benefits.” Most federally tax-exempt organizations, like BC, must fill out a Form 990 with the IRS. BC’s full 2014 report can be seen below.

FY14 IRS 990 ForPublic Inspection – No Schedule B 04.15.15

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Michael Sullivan was the 2017 editor-in-chief of The Heights and a two-time sports editor. He brought this paper to once a week and reminisces about the Wednesdays he could've had at BC. You can still follow his journalistic adventures @MichaelJSully.

April 17, 2015
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