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NCAA’s Top 10 Highest Paid Coaches

allenmoll May 20, 2010 Allen Moll, NCAA 1 Comment

May 20, 2010 – Allen Moll

Have you ever wondered how much some of the NCAA’s best coaches make on a yearly basis? When you read this list, you will understand how Rick Pitino and John Calipari are always so impeccably dressed, while patrolling the sidelines. While the list only includes coaches at public schools, some head men at the helm of some of the country’s elite level private university’s hoop teams like Jim Boeheim at Syracuse, John Thompson III at Georgetown, and Coach K at Duke have estimated salaries of anywhere between $2-$3 million per season. You will notice that while most coaches on this list run Top 25 programs on an annual basis, winning isn’t the only prerequisite since Rick Barnes at Texas has continually come up short in the post-season and Tom Crean at Indiana has yet to post a winning season with the Hoosiers. One notable coach who just missed the list is Roy Williams( $2.1 million per season) at North Carolina, who already has won 2 National Championships with the Tarheels. Jim Calhoun’s recently signed contract extension(5 year – $13 million) vaults him onto the list as one of the Top 5 annually paid coaches in the country.

1) John Calipari, Kentucky
$3.95 million (8 years for $31.65 million in 2009)

2) Billy Donovan, Florida
$3.3 million (6 years for $21 million in 2007)

3) Bill Self, Kansas
$3 million (10 years for $30 million)

4) Tom Izzo, Michigan State
$2.6 million (7 year extension in 2009)

5) Jim Calhoun, Connecticut
$2.6 million (5 year extension in 2010)

6) Thad Matta, Ohio State
$2.5 million (10 year extension in 2006)

7) Tom Crean, Indiana
$2.36 million (10 years for $23.6 million in 2008)

8 ) Bruce Pearl, Tennessee
$2.3 million (6 year extension in 2008)

9) Rick Pitino, Louisville
$2.25 million (6 years for $13.5 million in 2007)

10) Rick Barnes. Texas
$2.15 million (10 year extension in 2007)

Allen Moll is an avid NBA and College Basketball fan who watches and studies games religiously and coaches youth basketball in his native Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania. Allen is a regular columnist for thehoopdoctors.com, Bleacherreport.com, UpperDeckblog.com, and his own site, Hoops Haven.

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