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Memphis Coach Donates $250,000 To Building Plan

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Memphis gave coach Josh Pastner a pay raise last spring, and now he's giving back to the university with a donation to the Tigers' fundraising campaign to improve athletic facilities.

University officials announced Thursday that Pastner has donated $250,000. Athletic director Tom Bowen says it's the largest gift ever made by a Memphis coach.

Pastner has a rooting interest since part of the money will help build a new men's basketball practice and training facility for his 16th-ranked Tigers. Memphis increased his compensation to $2.65 million a year last spring.

Memphis is raising $40 million also for an indoor practice complex for football and a softball clubhouse

including indoor batting cages with improvements to other areas.

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