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Three Maryland coaches were the highest-paid employees in the state last year

Three Maryland coaches were the highest-paid employees in the state last year
Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon during the second half in College Park. Maryland played from behind for most of the game before catching fire in the final minutes to hold off the Nittany Lions, 70-64. (Karl Merton Ferron / Baltimore Sun)

Maryland men's basketball coach Mark Turgeon remained the highest-paid state employee in 2015, according to records released by the Office of the Maryland Comptroller.

Turgeon's current contract, which has three years remaining, calls for an annual salary of $2,567,000.

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Former Maryland football coach Randy Edsall, who was fired midseason, was right behind Turgeon at $2,380,000.

Maryland women's basketball coach Brenda Frese ranked third at $1,151,000.

Athletic director Kevin Anderson earned $583,000 last year.

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