Coaches in the NCAA basketball league can be extremely valuable to a good program. The coaches with the highest annual incomes are listed below.
A top-notch coach may deliver a lot of bang for a school’s buck, especially for premier programs like the Kentucky Wildcats, Kansas Jayhawks, and Villanova Wildcats.
Fans and sponsors will pay top dollar to watch these clubs, allowing them to invest in elite players.
What are the top three NCAA basketball coaches in terms of pay?
Kansas City’s Bill Self, the best in the Big 12 and the highest-paid coach, earned a $10.18 million annual contract this season. Following self are Kentucky’s John Calipari, who earns $8.6 million, and Michigan State’s Tom Izzo, who earns $8.3 million.
Despite the fact that the top three coaches earn massive salaries and lead some of the best schools in the country, the coach in fourth place, Mike Krzyzewski of Duke, who earned $7.3 million this season, may be the most well-known coach in college basketball.
This season, Coach K is the NCAA’s fourth-highest-paid coach, and it is the final one of his remarkable career. However, when his reign as Duke comes to an end, he will retire with a large amount of wealth.
The remaining highest-paid coaches are:
5. Jay Wright, Villanova — $6.19 million
6. Chris Beard, Texas — $5.25 million
7. Rick Barnes, Tennesse — $5.2 million
8. Chris Mack, Louisville — $4.35 million
9. Jamie Dixon, TCU — $4.34 million
10. Bob Huggins, West Virginia — $4.15 million