PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Washington State athletic director Pat Chun has received a contract extension through 2026 that will eventually increase his base salary to $700,000 with annual increases beginning next year. University President Kirk Schulz announced the deal for Chun, which comes after Chun’s name had surfaced as a candidate for a handful of other Power Five conference jobs around the country. Chun’s previous base salary was $650,000. Prior to the pandemic, Chun had revitalized Washington State’s fundraising efforts.

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