BUTTE, Mont. -

Montana Tech has agreed to pay $40,000 to its athletic director in exchange for his promise not to sue the university over his firing earlier this year.

Montana Tech announced in January that Charles Bradley was no longer with the school.

School officials have said he would be paid the remainder of his $87,000 annual salary. The agreement reached late last week includes the $40,000 lump sum to Bradley and his attorney.

Montana Tech has named former football coach Bob Green as interim athletic director and continues to search for Bradley's replacement.