By Scooby Axson
May 15, 2013

Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski made almost $10 million in 2011. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images) Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski made almost $10 million in 2011. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski made almost $10 million in during 2011, making him one of the highest paid college basketball coaches in the country, reports USA Today.

According to tax records obtained by USA Today, Krzyzewski made nearly $9.7 million during the 2011 calendar year

A breakdown of Krzyzewski’s salary includes $1,978,401 in base pay, $5,642,574 in bonus and incentive compensation, nearly $1.9 million more than in 2010. Also he received $1,982,097 in retirement and other deferred compensation, a little over $500,000 more than in 2010. Plus he was paid $59,616 in other reportable compensation such as family travel and $19,344 in non-taxable benefits.

Krzyzewski has a 957-297 career record in 38 seasons, including an 884-238 mark in 33 seasons at Duke and has won four national championships.

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The amount is the greatest single-year compensation total for a college athletics coach since USA TODAY Sports began tracking the pay of football and men’s basketball coaches in 2006. Louisville men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino received a little more than $8.9 million in total pay in 2010-11.

Kentucky coach John Calipari was paid more than $5.4 million for the 2012-13 season, not including bonuses. Louisville’s Rick Pitino and Kansas’ Bill Self each made nearly $5 million. Among football coaches, Alabama’s Nick Saban made nearly $5.5 million for the 2012 season, Texas’ Mack Brown almost $5.4 million.

Krzyzewski earned more than $7.2 million in the 2010 calendar year, and just less than $4.7 million in 2009.

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