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: $9.7 million
  • Rick Pitino – Louisville: $5.8 million
  • John Calipari – Kentucky: $5.5 million
  • Bill Self – Kansas: $5 million
  • Billy Donovan – Florida: $3.9 million
  • Tom Izzo – Michigan State: $3.9 million
  • Steve Alford – UCLA: $3.5 million
  • Thad Matta – Ohio State: $3.3 million
  • Josh Pastner – Memphis: $2.7 million
  • Sean Miller – University of Arizona: $2.6 million
  • Rick Barnes – Texas: $2.6 million
  • John Beilein – Michigan: $2.5 million
  • Jay Wright – Villanova: $2.5 million
  • Travis Ford – Oklahoma State: $2.5 million
  • Jamie Dixon – Pittsburgh: $2.4 million
  • Bo Ryan – Wisconsin: $2.4 million
  • Matt Painter – Purdue: $2.325 million
  • Tom Crean – Indiana: $2.240 million
  • Tony Bennett – Virginia: $2.3 million
  • Lon Kruger – Oklahoma: $2.2 million
  • Scott Drew – Baylor: $2.1 million
  • Bob Huggins – West Virginia: $2 million
  • Mark Gottfried – North Carolina State: $2 million
  • Kevin Stallings – Vanderbilt: $1.922 million
  • John Thompson III – Georgetown: $1.894 million
  • Dana Altman – Oregon: $1.8 million
  • Roy Williams – North Carolina: $1.71 million
  • Frank Haith – Tulsa: $1.6 million
  • Frank Martin – University of South Carolina: $1.56 million
  • Jim Boeheim – Syracuse: $1.521 million
  • Leonard Hamilton – Florida State: $1.5 million
  • Gregg Marshall – Wichita State: $1.45 million
  • Jim Larranaga – Miami: $1.3 million
  • Mick Cronin – Cincinnati: $1.25 million
  • Shaka Smart – Virginia Commonwealth: $1.19 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
  • Tommy Amaker – Harvard: $700,000
  • Jim Ferry – Duquesne: $600,000
  • Tad Boyle – Colorado: $580,000
  • Tim Miles – University of Nebraska: $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 – Colorado State: $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 Giannini – La Salle: $275,000
  • Steve Prohm – Murray State: $205,000
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Michael William "Mike" Krzyzewski
Michael William Krzyzewski
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Date of Birth
1947-02-13
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United States of America
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5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
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Coach
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