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A Western New York college football coach is one of the top ten highest paid state employees

Posted at 2:54 AM, Jan 29, 2020

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A new publication from an independent, non-partisan, non profit think tank found that one of New York's highest paid state employees is a college football coach in Western New York.

Data from Empire Center for Public Policy in Albany found that University at Buffalo football coach Lance Leipold was the sixth highest paid New York state employee for 2019.

According to SeeThroughNY, Leipold made $663,500 total in 2019, the highest among all coaches at public universities in the state of New York.

The following state employees made more in 2019 than Leipold
Dr. Gary Green, Clinical Associate Professor of Health Science at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse

  • $753,842

Dr. Aqeel Sandhu, Assistant Professor of Surgery at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse

  • $737,313

Dr. Robert Corona Jr., Vice President of Hospital Affairs as SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse

  • $721,810

Dr. Sreedhar Kallakuri, Vascular Surgeon at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn

  • $678,706

Dr. Mark Sands, Chief Medical Officer at Stony Brook University in Stony Brook

  • $666,169

Gov. Andrew Cuomo had a $20,000 increase in total pay from 2018, making $198,765.