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Boatright to receive $300K after being fired by Wichita State

Abigail Beckman
Darron Boatright with former women's basketball head coach Linda Hargrove.

Boatright signed a contract extension with the university in October 2020.

Wichita State’s former Athletic Director Darron Boatright will receive $300,000 as part of a separation agreement with the university.

According to the agreement released Friday, Boatright will be paid in equal installments of more than $11,000 every two weeks until June 2023.

The university did not give a specific reason for firing Boatright this month. But President Rick Muma said in a statement when Boatright was fired that there were significant, ongoing concerns he thought could not be addressed.

Boatright signed a contract extension with the university in October 2020 that would have kept him at the university until the 2023-24 school year. He had been at Wichita State for six years.

As part of the agreement, Boatright has also agreed to not pursue any lawsuits against the university or seek employment with the university in the future.

Wichita State is expected to hire its new athletic director by mid-June, Muma said in a university town hall earlier this month.

The university is also spending at least $70,000 to find a new director.

Kylie Cameron (she/her) is a general assignment reporter for KMUW. Before KMUW, Kylie was a digital producer at KWCH, and served as editor in chief of The Sunflower at Wichita State. You can follow her on Twitter @bykyliecameron.