December 7th, 2018 | by CollegeAD

Jim Knowlton quadrupled his salary — and then some — by leaving Air Force for California. The academy has positioned itself to be more competitive in the compensation package it can offer its next athletic director. Candidates for the position vacated by Knowlton in April interviewed this week. When a new hire officially takes the job, he or she will be paid through the Air Force Athletic Association Corp. instead of the government. The creation of the AFAAC in 2013 sprang from congressional legislation in 2009 that allowed service academies to outsource athletic business operations to allow them to keep pace financially with their peers. The AFAAC covers the salaries of most of Air Force’s coaches in revenue sports such as football and basketball, and that will be extended to the athletic director position. The exact ways this will impact the responsibilities of the Air Force athletic director haven’t been made clear, and an inquiry from The Gazette to the academy has gone unanswered. – Brent Briggeman, gazette – Read More

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