John Calipari is the highest-paid college basketball coach for the 2022-23 season. The Kentucky head coach most recently signed a new deal – 10 years and $86 million in 2019 – has a total salary of $8.5 million.
Highest-Paid College Basketball Coaches
|Rank||Head Coach||School||Salary (2022-23)|
|1||John Calipari||Kentucky||$8.5 million|
|2||Bill Self||Kansas||$6 million|
|3||Tom Izzo||Michigan St.||$5.7 million|
|4||Rick Barnes||Tennessee||$5.5 million|
|5||Bruce Pearl||Auburn||$5.5 million|
|6||Tony Bennett||Virginia||$4.8 million|
|7||Brad Underwood||Illinois||$4.6 million|
|8||Bob Huggins||West Virginia||$4.2 million|
|9||Mick Cronin||UCLA||$4.1 million|
|9||Eric Musselman||Arkansas||$4.1 million|
|9||Buzz Williams||Texas A&M||$4.1 million|
|12||Dana Altman||Oregon||$4 million|
|13||Tommy Lloyd||Arizona||$4 million|
|14||Kevin Willard||Maryland||$3.9 million|
|15||Ed Cooley||Providence||$3.8 million|
Bill Self was the highest-paid college basketball coach in 2021-22, earning more than $10 million in leading Kansas to a national championship. Self’s lifetime contract includes a base salary of just $225,000 but has more than $5 million in additional annual compensation.
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