A list of the highest paid college basketball coaches.

By Michael Shapiro
March 12, 2019

John Calipari is the highest-paid coach in college basketball, according to USA Today. Kentucky's head coach will reportedly earn $9.2 million in 2019, which is over $2 million more than the second-highest paid coach in Duke's Mike Krzyzewski. 

Four of the top ten coaches come come from the ACC. Krzyzewski checks in behind Calipari at just over $7 million per year, while Virginia's Tony Bennett, Louisville's Chris Mack and North Carolina's Roy Williams all earn over $3.9 million per year.

69 Division I coaches will earn over $1 million in 2019. Florida State's Leonard Hamilton boasts the highest maximum bonus at $2.67 million.

The top 20 list of coaches and their respective salaries can be found below:

Highest Paid College Basketball Coaches

1. John Calipari (Kentucky), $9.28 million

2. Mike Krzyewski (Duke), $7.05 million

3. Tom Izzo (Michigan State) $4.16 million

4. Tony Bennett (Virginia), $4.15 million

5. Bill Self (Kansas), $4.07 million

6. Chris Mack (Louisville) $4 million

7. Roy Williams (North Carolina), $3.93 million

8. Jay Wright (Villanova), $3.88 million

9. Bob Huggins (West Virginia), $3.85 million

10. John Beilein (Michigan), $3.8 million

11. Larry Krystowiak (Utah), $3.57 million

12. Gregg Marshall (Wichita State), $3.5 million

13. Archie Miller (Indiana), $3.25 million

14. Tennessee (Rick Barnes), $3.2 million

15. Shaka Smart (Texas), $3.2 million

16. Tom Crean (Georgia), $3.2 million

17. Tom Crean (Oklahoma), $3.2 million

18. Scott Drew (Baylor), $3.05 million

19. Avery Johnson (Alabama), $3.06 million

20. Chris Holtmann (Ohio State), $3.01 million

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