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Report: Utah Head Coach Larry Krsytkowiak Has Given Over $210,000 To School, McLendon Fund

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah men’s basketball head coach Larry Krystowiak is giving back to the school and the McLendon Fund during the pandemic.

According to Stadium college basketball reporter Jeff Goodman, Krystkowiak has given over $210,000 of his salary to various outlets.

Goodman reported that Krystkowiak gave $100,000 to the University of Utah back in April. Then another $110,000 to the school that is divided up with $50,000 each going to athletics and the emergency fund while contributing $10,000 to the minority fund.

On top of that, Krystkowiak took a five percent salary reduction due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Former Ute and current Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma posted on Twitter calling his former coach a “class act.”

It is also reported that Krystkowiak has given $16,500 to the McLendon Fund. The Minority Leadership Initiative will provide minorities a jump start to their careers through practical experiences, opportunities to build their network and instilling the values of John McLendon which is Integrity, Education, Leadership and Mentorship. Each Pac-12 coach will make contributions to the McLendon Fund.

According to USA Today, Krystkowiak is the second highest paid coach in college basketball and the second-highest paid coach in the Pac-12. He is set to make $3,762,876.

Trevor Allen is a Utah Utes Insider for KSLSports.com and host of the Crimson Corner podcast. Follow him on Twitter: @TrevorASportsYou can download and listen to the podcast, here.

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