Bill Self’s Lifetime Contract: Salary & Bonuses as Kansas Head Coach

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Kansas head coach Bill Self cuts the net after their win against North Carolina in a college basketball game at the finals of the Men's Final Four NCAA tournament, Monday, April 4, 2022, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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BetMGM Staff @BETMGM Feb 23, 2024, 4:42 PM

Bill Self will make more than $13 million in total compensation for the 2023-24 season.

Bill Self’s Lifetime Contract

Self signed a lifetime contract as Kansas head coach on March 31, 2021, nine days after the end of the Jayhawks’ 2020-21 season. The deal — which is structured as five-year rolling periods — was amended days before the 2023-24 season.

Bill Self’s Salary

Bill Self’s annual base salary is in the low six figures, he earns millions in supplemental compensation, which totals approximately $53 million over the first five years of his amended deal.

He also has a life insurance policy in the amount of $4 million, an allotment of $20,000 per month for his family’s travel to road games, use of a suite at football games, and two country club memberships (Alvamar Country Club and Lawrence Golf Club).

Bill Self’s Bonuses & Incentives

Self’s contract has seven potential incentive payments:

  • Big 12 Regular-Season Champion: $50,000
  • Big 12 Tournament Champion: $25,000
  • AP Coach of the Year: $100,000
  • NCAA Tournament Appearance: $50,000
  • Sweet 16 Appearance: $100,000
  • Final Four Appearance: $150,000
  • National Champion: $200,000

The amounts “shall be paid out accumulatively,” i.e., the Final Four incentive wouldn’t override and eliminate the NCAA Tournament appearance and Sweet 16 appearance incentives.

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