Wichita State to complete separation agreement payments with former AD


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Former athletic director Darron Boatright on January 24, 2020.

After the university signed a separation agreement with Darron Boatright over a year ago, the former athletic director’s separation pay will end Friday, June 9.

Since May 2022, Boatright has received biweekly payments amounting to over $11,500, making up his $300,000 settlement pay agreement.

Boatright’s termination last year followed complaints that surrounded his leadership during the abuse allegations against former head men’s basketball coach Gregg Marshall in 2020. 

In addition, at the time, fans raised complaints about the lack of a Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) collective. Wichita State Athletics began partnering with Opendorse for a NIL collective last fall, following Kevin Saal’s employment as director.

Although Wichita State’s payout to Boatright is ending, the university is still paying off other athletic figures, notably Marshall and former head baseball coach Eric Wedge.

Marshall’s pay-off agreement was set at $7.5 million in 2020. He will continue to receive payments of over $48,000 every two weeks until November 2026.

Wedge, who left the program in February, will be paid $675,000 by November 2023, equating to nearly $70,000 every two weeks since February.