Chris Hill, Utah: $293,601 — In 20 years as AD at Utah, Hill has seen a huge transition in the athletic department. More than 11 facilities have been built or revamped under his watch. He's seen the Utes compete on a national stage in many sports, most notably the 1998 NCAA Men's basketball title game, the 2004 Fiesta Bowl, and numerous times in gymnastics and skiing. In 2002, the program was tabbed as top 20 overall by U.S. News and World report.

Tom Holmoe, BYU — As a private institution, the university did not make Holmoe's salary available.

Scott Barnes, USU: $216,300 — Made $160,400 as associate AD at UW. Lowest-paid AD in the WAC.

Jerry Graybeal, Weber State: $124,900 — Former WSU football coach has been at his post since 2005. Has 25 years' experience in the Big Sky Conference.

Michael Jacobsen, UVU: $99,494 — Guided the Wolverines through the transition to Division I and as a university.

Kevin White, Snow: $98,800

Ken Beazer, Southern Utah: $97,603 — Former USU assistant AD was responsible for the renovation of Romney Stadium. Been AD at SUU since 2005.

Norma Carr, SLCC: $77, 432 — Also serves as MWC director of volleyball officials.

Dexter Irvin, Dixie: $68,490

Dave Paur, CEU: $59,263 — Golden Eagles head man for a decade; coached women's basketball for almost two.


Jeremy Foley, Florida: $1.2 million — Former Gator ticket office intern was responsible for $155 million in capital improvements. Since 1967 has been involved in every aspect of the Gator athletic department. Really, if you build it, they WILL come, straight to Gainesville.

Randy Spetman, Florida State: $600,000 — Former Air Force, USU AD started the $12.5 million student-athlete facility at Romney Stadium and helped get the Aggies into the WAC. He was making $214,242 at USU last year.

Mitch Barnhart, Kentucky: $475,000 — Hired in 2002, Barnhart was able to fully fund each of UK's athletic programs, which was helped by signing a $80 million multimedia rights agreement. Finally, sports other than basketball can compete in the SEC.

DeLoss Dodds, Texas: $455,000 — Not too hard to earn 12 national titles in 27 years when you've got a $106 million budget.

Dan Guerrero, UCLA: $442,566 — The Bruins have won 17 NCAA titles since he started in 2002.

Tom Jurich, Louisville: $408,293 — Has led the Cards on one of the most unprecedented athletic turnarounds in a decade.

Damon Evans, Georgia: $390,000 — Fifth-year AD was named one of Sports Illustrated's 101 most influential minorities in sports.

Bill Martin, Michigan: $369,289 — You'd think the leader in Ann Arbor would make more, but he's not hurting for dough: the real-estate mogul leases land to the university to the tune of $220,000 per month.

Jim Livengood, Arizona: $360,600 — Former BYU student led the program to 10 straight years of top-10 finishes in the Director's Cup.

Rick Greenspan, Indiana: $300,000 — Runs the Big Ten's largest scholarship endowment.

Lisa Love, Arizona State: $294,000 — One of only six female ADs in Division I.


McKinley Boston, New Mexico State: $300,000 — The highest-paid AD in the WAC lives in Las Cruces?

Cary Groth, Nevada: $270,000 — 13 WAC titles in 4 years, UNR was named top athletic program in the conference in 2006-07.

Thomas Boeh, Fresno State: $258,168 — Ran a tight ship at Ohio, only 2nd year in Fresno

Jim Donovan, Hawaii $250,000 — Former Hawaii Bowl exec comes back to his alma mater.

Thomas Bowen, San Jose State — $220,092: Raised $1.5 million in 2006-07.


Terry Wanless, Sacramento State: $150,684 — Highest-paid AD in Big Sky.

Jim Fallis, Northern Arizona: $122,571