Coaches: No severance packages

According to a university official, the nine coaches departing as a result of the recently announced sports cuts were all signed to one-year contracts.

The athletics department is not commenting on financial specifics involved in those deals. Third-year baseball coach Ryan Wheeler said that, to his knowledge, none of the departing staff will receive severance packages. Gavin White, who has been with the university for 34 seasons as head coach for men’s crew, said he will not receive a package. White said he is signed to a one-year deal like the other coaches.

The official said that the exception to the one-year contracts are for the revenue sports at Temple, basketball and football.

Crew coach Gavin White | JACOB COLON TTN

Gavin White has been with the university for 34 years as head crew coach.| JACOB COLON TTN

Baseball travels to Bethlehem to face Lehigh

Coming off of back-to-back wins against Penn State this past Sunday, Temple (6-9) is in Bethlehem, Pa. to play one game against Lehigh (10-6) at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19.

Winners of their previous three home games, the Owls have not found the same success while they are away from Skip Wilson Field. In 12 games on the road this season, Temple is 3-9.

The Owls will be preparing for a Lehigh team that put together a six-game wining streak from March 3 to March 12 and has won seven of its previous nine games.

Coach Ryan Wheeler said he is hoping that the team will feed off of Sunday’s win, hoping that the success will carry into Tuesday’s game against Lehigh as well as the team’s first games against conference opponents beginning Friday, March 24 against Saint Joseph’s.