Binghamton's Macon gets raise
VESTAL, N.Y. -- Binghamton University is giving interim men's basketball coach Mark Macon a raise.
Acting athletic director James Norris says Macon has been granted an increase to his $57,651 salary but declined to say the amount.
Macon took over the team in mid-October when coach Kevin Broadus was placed on paid leave from his $230,000-a-year post after starting point guard Emanuel "Tiki" Mayben was arrested on drug charges and five teammates were dismissed for unspecified violations.
Binghamton's athletics program is being investigated by the State University of New York. The school also is dealing with a lawsuit filed by a female employee who claims she was sexually harassed by two athletics officials and two boosters.
Meanwhile, Kevin Broadus has been given limited duties related to the team while remaining on paid leave as the team's head coach.
Broadus, the reigning America East Conference coach of the year, currently serves as a consultant to Macon and his staff, observes some practices and scrimmages and "has been helpful with ordering gear," Norris told the Press & Sun-Bulletin of Binghamton.
Broadus continues to draw his $230,000 salary but does not recruit off-campus and does no coaching. Norris said Broadus' main duty is to assist the investigation.
No one has been able to estimate the length of the investigation. SUNY trustees have agreed to pay $520 per hour in SUNY Research Foundation funds to the investigating team being led by former state Chief Judge Judith Kaye.
Kaye also will investigate the sexual harassment claims by university employee Elizabeth Williams against athletics officials Jason Siegel and Chris Lewis and two alumni. The school has denied the allegations, as have Siegel and Lewis.
Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press
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