The Highest Paid College Basketball Coaches

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Who are the highest paid college basketball coaches? A successful college basketball program can bring millions of dollars worth of revenue to a school. Last year the University of Louisville took in more than $40 million in revenue thanks to its basketball program. Duke made close to $30 million, Arizona made $21 million, North Carolina made $19 million and Ohio State made $17 million, just to name a few. In order to have a basketball team that is highly successful both on the court and in the bank, you need spend some serious money on a great coach. The right coach will attract the top talent which in turn will make the team win games which will encourage more alumni donations, TV revenues and ticket sales. If a coach is truly great, he will inundated with NBA job offers, so colleges need to make sure their salaries are competitive. In fact, the top people on this list make more money than the majority of their NBA counterparts! So who are the highest paid college basketball coaches and what are the salaries of the rest of their colleagues?

College Coaches Salaries

Highest Paid College Basketball Coaches

The Highest Paid College Basketball Coaches:

  • Mike Krzyzewski – Duke: $4.7 million
  • Rick Pitino – Louisville: $4,812,769 (Base salary $3.9 million, $912,769 bonus)
  • Billy Donovan – Florida: $3.639 million
  • Tom Izzo – Michigan State: $3,598,700 (Base salary $3.12 million, $477,800 bonus)
  • John Calipari – Kentucky: $5,387,978 (Base salary $4.987 million, $400,400 bonus)
  • Bill Self – Kansas: $3.633 million
  • Thad Matta – Ohio State: $3.2 million
  • Buzz Williams – Marquette: $2.834 million
  • Jim Calhoun – Connecticut: $2.7 million
  • Rick Barnes – Texas: $2.4 million
  • Matt Painter – Purdue: $2.325 million
  • Sean Miller – University of Arizona: $2.3 million
  • Tom Crean – Indiana: $2.240 million
  • John Beilein – Michigan: $2.206 million
  • Bo Ryan – Wisconsin: $2.175 million
  • Bob Huggins – West Virginia: $2 million
  • Kevin Stallings – Vanderbilt: $1.922 million
  • John Thompson III – Georgetown: $1.894 million
  • Anthony Grant – Alabama: $1.8 million
  • Dana Altman – Oregon: $1.8 million
  • Tony Bennett – Virginia: $1.78 million
  • Scott Drew – Baylor: $1.76 million
  • Roy Williams – North Carolina: $1.71 million
  • Josh Pastner – Memphis: $1.69 million
  • Frank Haith – Missouri: $1.6 million
  • Frank Martin – Kansas State: $1.56 million
  • Jim Boeheim – Syracuse: $1.521 million
  • Leonard Hamilton – Florida State: $1.5 million
  • Gregg Marshall – Wichita State: $1.45 million
  • Mike Montgomery – California: $1.45 million
  • Jim Larranaga – Miami: $1.3 million
  • Mick Cronin – Cincinnati: $1.25 million
  • Mark Gottfried – North Carolina State: $1.2 million
  • Shaka Smart – Virginia Commonwealth: $1.19 million
  • Steve Alford – New Mexico: $1.089 million
  • Mark Few – Gonzaga: $1.056 million
  • Greg McDermott – Creighton: $1.025 million
  • Stan Heath – South Florida: $875,000
  • Fred Hoiberg – Iowa State: $850,000
  • Steve Fisher – San Diego State: $800,000
  • Rick Majerus – Saint Louis: $731,976
  • Tommy Amaker – Harvard: $700,000
  • Jim Ferry – Duquesne: $600,000
  • Tad Boyle – Colorado: $580,000
  • Tim Miles – Colorado State: $585,000
  • Mike Brey – Notre Dame: $573,974
  • Fran Dunphy – Temple: $547,403
  • Rick Byrd – Belmont: $524,674
  • Chris Mack – Xavier: $484,399
  • Dave Rice – Nevada Las Vegas: $450,000
  • Dan Monson – Long Beach State: $445,054
  • Larry Eustachy – Southern Mississippi: $430,000
  • Randy Bennett – Saint Mary's: $396,317
  • Ray Harper – Western Kentucky: $375,000
  • Ray McCallum – Detroit: $341,775
  • Marvin Menzies – New Mexico State: $340,500
  • Mark Schmidt – St. Bonaventure: $328,465
  • Bob McKillop – Davidson: $321,345
  • John Groce – Ohio: $315,000
  • John Giannini – La Salle: $275,000
  • Steve Prohm – Murray State: $205,000
  • John Becker – Vermont: $170,000
  • Andy Enfield – Florida Gulf Coast University: $150,000
  • Pat Knight – Lamar: $150,000
  • Wayne Tinkle – Montana: $135,000
  • Anthony Evans – Norfolk State: $125,000
  • Eddie Biedenbach – North Carolina Asheville: $100,000
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