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Net Worth:
$30 Million
$11 Million Per Year
Dec 27, 1962 (61 years old)
Basketball Coach
United States of America
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What is Bill Self's net worth and salary?

Bill Self is an American College men's college basketball coach who has a net worth of $30 million. He has been the head coach of the University of Kansas' men's basketball team since 2003. As we detail in the next section, Bill is one of the highest-paid coaches in NCAA history. In November 2023 he signed an amended lifetime contract with the University of Kansas that will pay him $53 million over five years. That works out to around $10.6 million per year and it was the richest deal in college basketball history at the time it was signed.

Contracts and Salary

In April 2021 Bill Self signed a new contract with Kansas that in theory could keep him with the school for his lifetime, or as long as he continues to coach.

In practice, it's a five-year rolling agreement that automatically adds one year when each season ends. As long as Kansas continues to perform at a high level, Self will remain in charge.

The deal upped his per-season base salary to $5.4 million. Then every year after the first five years, he will receive a $2.5 million retention bonus.

He can also earn up to $775,000 in incentives each season. He'll make $25,000 if Kansas wins the Big 12 Tournament, $50,000 if Kansas wins the Big 12 regular season, $50,000 for making the NCAA Tournament, $100,000 if he wins Coach of the Year, and $100,000, $150,000, and $200,000 for reaching the Sweet 16, Final Four, and winning the national championship, respectively.

If the Jayhawks decide to fire Self at any point, they would only owe him one year's salary of $5.41 million.

Lifetime Contract

On November 8, 2023 it was revealed that Bill Self had signed a 5-year, $53 million extension with the Jayhawks. The deal will pay him an average base salary of $10.6 million per year. With bonuses and other compensation (deferred retention payments, royalties and other income) he will actually earn around $11 million per year from the school. At the end of each year of the deal, the deal is automatically extended one year. If he serves out the first five years, he earns a one-time $5 million bonus.

The contract also includes various performance bonuses. He will earn an extra $50,000 if his team makes an NCAA tournament. $100,000 for making the Sweet 16. $150,000 for reaching the Final Four and $200,000 for winning a National Championship.

Early Life

Bill Self was born on December 27, 1962 in Okmulgee, Oklahoma. His father coached girl's basketball at a local high school.

Oklahoma State University

After graduating from high school, Bill went on to Oklahoma State University where he earned a full-ride athletic scholarship.

He was a star athlete on the basketball team for four years. Bill graduated in 1985 with a degree in Business. He then earned a Master's degree in athletic administration from the same school, graduating in 1989.

Coaching Career

Bill's first coaching job was one season as an assistant at the University of Kansas under Larry Brown. Ahead of the 1986 season he moved back to his alma mater, Oklahoma State where he remained until 1993.

In 1993 Bill earned his first head coaching job at Oral Roberts University.

He was the head coach at Tulsa from 1997-2000 and then Illinois from 2000-2003.

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University of Kansas

In 2003 Bill Self was hired as the head coach of the University of Kansas.

In his very first season he led the team to the Elite Eight in the NCAA Tournament. The following year they lost in the first round. By 2007 the team had reached the Elite Eight four times,

In 2008 they won the NCAA Division 1 Championship.

In 2022 they reached the championship game, facing off against the University of North Carolina.

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