KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) University of Tennessee President Joe DiPietro has hired former Volunteers football coach Phillip Fulmer as his special adviser for community, athletics and university relations.
DiPietro announced the hiring Tuesday. The part-time job will pay Fulmer $100,000 per year, plus a monthly allowance of $2,500 to cover expenses not reimbursed by the school. He will also receive eight skybox tickets for each home football game.
Fulmer had been a candidate for the athletic director job given to John Currie in March . As special adviser, Fulmer will be an ambassador for the Tennessee system statewide, support athletic programs at campuses in Knoxville, Chattanooga and Martin, and lobby for the university system with both elected officials and alumni