Josh Pastner donates $250,000 to Memphis athletic department
Some donation by the coach. It's the largest in school history, in fact, by any active member of the Memphis athletic department.
Josh Pastner is all about giving back this December.
Memphis announced on Thursday that the 36-year-old fifth-year Tigers coach donated $250,000 toward the university's athletic department.
“Josh’s gift is the largest ever made by a Memphis coach and will be used for sport enhancements and improvements," Memphis AD Tom Bowen said. “We are making great strides in building a culture of champions at the University of Memphis. As part of our strategic plan, we are working to enhance programs and facilities for all our student-athletes and sports."
According to the school, Pastner’s donation (which can be used as a tax write-off) is part of the school's campaign to up its athletic facilities, a $40 million undertaking. It's been a big December for Memphis, which received $10 million from former Tigers basketball player Bill Laurie.
On the court, Memphis is 6-1 this season and plays Arkansas-Little Rock at home Friday night.
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