Tennessee makes Danny White the 2nd-highest paid athletic director in the country

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – The contract of Tennessee’s newly-appointed Director of Athletics Danny White will make him one of the highest paid athletic directors in college sports.

White will make $1.8 million per year with a 5% increase annually, a $719,000 raise from his previous salary at University of Central Florida. The length of the contract has yet to be disclosed.

He will also be eligible for an additional $300,000 annually if certain performance-based incentives for team athletic performance, academic performance and departmental operational goals are met.

According to 2019-2020 data from the FBS Athletic Director Database, his base salary would put him only behind Chris Del Conte of Texas. Del Conte earned a base salary of $2,080,000.

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