When the full list of the highest-paid coaches for the 2023-24 season comes out around the NCAA Tournament, there will be a new coach at the top.
In November 2023, Kansas coach Bill Self got a substantial raise.
Self will earn north of $13.7 million this season, which includes a $1 million signing bonus.
He overtook John Calipari for the highest-paid coach in the sport.
The list below is for the 2022-23 season. The figures for the 2023-24 season will be released ahead of the NCAA Tournament.
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|
|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|
UConn’s Dan Hurley will find himself on this list after agreeing to a six-year contract extension worth up to $33 million in June 2023.
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