Maryland Terrapins athletic director Damon Evans and 13 coaches with supplemental pay have volunteered to take pay cuts in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic’s financial impact.
Mark Turgeon (men’s basketball), Mike Locksley (football), Brenda Frese (women’s basketball), Sasho Cirovski (men’s soccer), John Tillman (men’s lacrosse), Missy Meharg (field hockey) and Cathy Reese (women’s lacrosse), as well as Evans, will undergo up to a 10 percent reduction on top of the university’s mandatory salary reductions.
Men’s basketball assistant coaches Matt Brady, Deandre Haynes and Orlando Ranson and football assistant coaches George Helow, Jon Hoke and Scottie Montgomery also volunteered to take a pay cut.
“This is an incredible demonstration of generosity and commitment to the mission of our athletic department,” Evans said in a release. “I appreciate these coaches’ continued understanding during these unprecedented times.”
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Matt provided updates from Maryland football’s media availability.
Maryland sophomore linebacker Cortez Andrews (@GloTez10) on playing a Big Ten opponent every week: "Our mentality has been to not really worry about our opponent. Our biggest thing is trying to be the best version of us and how can we be the best Maryland."— Matt Levine (@MattLevine__) October 1, 2020
Cortez Andrews says that 4-star freshman linebacker Ruben Hyppolite II has adjusted extremely well already. Andrews praised the way Hyppolite has taken charge and become a leader just a few weeks into his career.— Matt Levine (@MattLevine__) October 1, 2020
Jeshuan Jones (@JeshaunJones06) on quarterbacks Taulia Tagovailoa and Lance LeGendre: "Over the summer almost everyday I felt like one of them was texting or calling me 'let's go throw, let's go do something'."— Matt Levine (@MattLevine__) October 1, 2020
Jones said the two signal callers are extremely hard working.
Jeshuan Jones on 5-star WR Rakim Jarrett (@RakimJarrett): "He's explosive," Jones said. "He is pretty much everything we've seen from high school. He's very smooth, he's very good and I can't wait to see him play and watch him grow."— Matt Levine (@MattLevine__) October 1, 2020
Locksley added that the team is still in the early stages of preseason training and situational practices.— Matt Levine (@MattLevine__) October 1, 2020
The players were allowed to start practicing with pads on Wednesday. https://t.co/tTw3Pm1Q9J
The team posted highlights from its first practice in pads of the 2020 season, which took place Wednesday.
Maryland women’s basketball sophomore Ashley Owusu showcased her court vision with this dime to newcomer Taisiya Kozlova.
Plenty of teams shared snapshots of their athletes back in action.