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UC Coaches’ Financial Bonuses May Be Tied to Athletes’ Grades

Coaches are among the most highly-paid employees in the University of California system, with hefty bonuses if their teams have good seasons and win championships.

On Wednesday, UC officials debated how to add another factor to coaches’ compensation — and it has nothing to do with how well their teams perform. The university is moving to link student athletes’ grades and graduation rates to the bonuses that coaches can receive.

But some UC regents said the bar was being set too low.