Contract approved for UA athletics second-in-command

The compensation committee of the University of Alabama’s board of trustees just approved the contract for the second-highest ranking member of the athletics department.

Shane Lyons, deputy director of athletics, will make $265,000 a year to run the day to day operations of the Crimson Tide department.

He replaced Dave Hart who took the athletics director position at Tennessee last fall. Lyons was a former official with the ACC and the NCAA.

Finus Gaston, the CFO for UA athletics, presented the contract to the compensation committee this afternoon instead of athletics director Mal Moore.

Click here to read the PDF of Lyon’s contract.

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