- Bill Self (Kansas) is the highest-paid college basketball coach.
- Three coaches make more than $8 million per year.
|Head Coach||School||Salary (2021-22)||Buyout|
|Tom Izzo||Michigan St.||$8,341,321||$7,432,454|
|Bob Huggins||West Virginia||$4,150,000||$4,688,750|
|Buzz Williams||Texas A&M||$4,000,000||$12,933,333|
Who is the Highest-Paid College Basketball Coach?
Bill Self is the highest-paid college basketball coach.
The Kansas head coach tops the list for the 2021-22 season. He took home $10,184,282, which is close to $2 million more than the second-highest-paid coach. Self has a buyout of $5.4 million.
The 59-year-old has been with the Jayhawks since 2003. In 2022, he reached a 19th straight NCAA Tournament and earned another No. 1 seed thanks to the most Quadrant 1 wins in the country. And with a second national championship, Self joined 15 other coaches with multiple titles.
Self received a huge bump in pay for 2021-22 after earning just $3.7 million in cash in 2020-21. Why the big increase? He signed an extension in April 2021 and vested $4.5 in deferred retention pay roughly a year earlier than scheduled.
The Kansas coach reportedly is suspended for the first four games of the 2022-23 season. This is a self-imposed suspension by the school following the 2017 NCAA investigation into the program.
What is John Calipari’s Salary & Buyout?
John Calipari is the second-highest-paid college basketball coach.
Kentucky’s head coach has made roughly $8 million a year consistently the last few seasons and did once again in 2021-22 with a salary of $8.6 million.
In addition to having the second-biggest salary in the country, he has the biggest buyout by far. As of April 1, 2022, it is $47.7 million. Other coaches with high buyouts are Rick Barnes (Tennessee) at $23.1 million and Chris Beard (Texas) at $21 million.
Calipari has been with Kentucky since 2009. The Wildcats missed the NCAA tournament a year ago but are back in 2022. Under Calipari, Kentucky has reached the Final Four three times, including winning the national championship in 2012.
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