College Notebook

New UNC football coaching staff to receive $4.07 million

From News ReleasesMay 7, 2012 

The University of North Carolina will pay its football coaching staff $4.07 million during its first year on the job, according to figures the university released on Monday. That includes the $2.13 million North Carolina will pay to head coach Larry Fedora, whom the university introduced in December as the successor to interim head coach Everett Withers.

Fedora’s salary includes a one-time payment of $400,000, which the university was to provide to him by March 15, according to his contract. Blake Anderson, Dan Disch and Vic Koenning are North Carolina’s three highest-paid assistants. They will each receive $250,000 annually.

Anderson is the Tar Heels’ offensive coordinator, while Disch and Koenning will lead the North Carolina’s defense. The rest of the salaries for North Carolina’s assistants are as follows:

•  Defensive line coach Deke Adams, outside linebackers/special teams coach David Duggan and running backs coach Randy Jordan: $185,000.

•  Passing game coordinator/receivers coach Gunter Brewer: $175,000.

•  Head strength and conditioning coach Lou Hernandez: 140,000.

• Tight ends coach Walt Bell: $80,000.

According to USA Today’s college football coaches salary database, North Carolina total staff salary of $4.07 million would have ranked sixth among ACC public schools during the 2011 season. Those rankings could change this season because of raises and changes in coaching staffs, among other possible factors.

Baseball

North Carolina: Sophomore left-handed pitcher Hobbs Johnson was named the ACC Pitcher of the Week for the week of on Monday after posting a perfect 2-0 week for the Tar Heels.

Johnson surrendered just one run and four hits while striking out 13 batters in 9.1 innings as the Tar Heels posted a 2-0 win over Winthrop in midweek and a 4-1 victory over Boston College in Sunday’s ACC series finale.

Elon: Elon jumped out to an early 5-0 lead and later put the game out of reach with a six-run eighth on its way to an 11-4 Southern Conference baseball victory over Western Carolina.

N.C. Central: Sophomore catcher Carter Williamson was named baseball’s MEAC Player of the Week the conference.

Williamson batted .400 with two runs and three RBI as the Eagles placed themselves in prime position to finish in second place in the MEAC’s Southern Division with the weekend sweep over Florida A&M.

•  Senior Etienne Farquharson and sophomore Carter Williamson have been named to the Capital One Academic All-District III team by the College Sports Information Directors of America for their outstanding performance in the classroom and on the diamond.

Softball

Campbell: Campbell senior Taylor McGee has been selected as the Big South Conference Choice Hotels Softball Player of the Week.

McGee batted .556 with five hits, five RBI, a double, two home runs and two runs scored in nine at-bats to lead the Camels to a 2-1 record over Presbyterian last week.

Elon: Outfielder Tomeka Watson was named to the 2012 Southern Conference Softball All-Conference Second Team. The conference’s nine softball coaches conducted nominations and voting.

Watson started 44 games for the Phoenix this season and leads the team and ranks seventh in the conference with a .383 batting average.

Track & Field

Saint Augustine’s: Saint Augustine’s came away with wins in three events at the Duke Twilight track and field meet, which ended late Sunday at Wallace Wade Stadium.

Andrea Powell won the women’s high jump with a height of 5-8 1/2, Ramaan Ansley took the men’s 100-meter dash in 10.59 seconds, and DeJon Wilkinson captured the men’s triple jump with a leap of 49-11 1/2 for St. Aug, ranked second in the Division II national outdoor rankings. They reached provisional qualifying marks for the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships, which will be held May 24-26 in Pueblo, Colo.

Elon: Allyson Oram claimed first in the 5,000-meter run at the Duke Twilight Sunday at Wallace Wade Stadium. The sophomore posted a time of 17:29.94 to best the other eight runners in the event.

Wrestling

NC State: Coach Pat Popolizio has announced that Frank Beasley and Jamill Kelly will join the program as assistant coaches. Beasley was a member of Popolizio’s staff at Binghamton and Kelly joins the Wolfpack after serving as assistant coach at California-Polytechnic.

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