College basketball has become a huge business. Escalating coaching salaries are as much a part of the game as scholarships, the NCAA Tournament, and basketball itself. Contract extensions, buyouts and shoe contracts along with incentive laden contracts dictate the agenda of universities across the country as much as academics or graduation. Accordingly, we here at mylosingseason.net are going to follow the money for our first report.
What follows is the best compilation I could make of salaries either for the upcoming season or last year for coaches in the western United States. I'm in the west and to be honest compiling every coaches salary from the 347 division I institutions was overwhelming. A similar pattern would exist throughout the country with the lower division I conferences (Big Sky in this case) making proportionately less than the midmajors (WAC then MWC) and proportionate to the BCS league the PAC 12 in this case -- which has a pile of millionaires.
The information was primarily compiled from general internet researches regarding the respective coaches and their institutions. Private schools are not required to release this information and accordingly the West Coast Conference which is comprised exclusively of private schools is left out, with the exception of Dave Rose at BYU whose information was available in the Salt Lake Tribune. * (Astrix) indicate footnoted items and there could be a footnote for basically every coach and every contract as most contracts have certain incentive or specifications which allow for higher pay or reduced pay depending on results and behavior. Some of the information may be different in different publications as there are various reports on some coaches and incentive laden contracts are often reported different ways by different media sources.
In the right column is information I am still working on compiling which may come to fruition some time in the future. Essentially, I am looking for a metric which would measure a coaches salary against his nonconference schedule (which they are usually allowed to make). Essentially allowing themselves a away to schedule themselves to a higher salary. At this point I could not make it too useful and it can be ignored. I will continue to work on this metric as I still think it has some merit, just not sure of the appropriate formula.
Again, I look forward to the season and providing incite, history and tradition of college and high school basketball.
Coach School __Salary
|Stew Morrill||Utah State||$406,409|
|Brooks Thompson||Texas State||$125,000|
|Marvin Menzies||New Mexico State||$340,000|
|Dick Hunsaker||Utah Valley||$144,500|
|Rod Barnes||Cal State Bakersfield||$140,004|
|Craig Robinson||Oregon State||$950000*|
|Ken Bone||Washington State||$840,408***|
|Herb Sendek||Arizona State||$1,280,000|
|Larry Eustachy||Colorado State||$500,000*|
|Steve Alford||New Mexico||$1,200,000|
|Leon Rice||Boise State||$400,000|
|Rodney Terry||Fresno State||$350,000|
|Steve Fisher||San Diego State||$800,000|
|Dave Pilipovich||Air Force||N/A|
|Randy Rahe||Weber State||$352,156|
|Jack Murphy||Northern Arizona||$180,000|
|BJ Hill||Northern Colorado||$105,000|
|Brad Huse||Montana State||$113,824|
|Tyler Geving||Portland State||$120,000|
|Saul Phillips||North Dakota State||$135,000|
|Nick Robinson||Southern Utah||^^^|
|Jim Hanford||Eastern Washington||$90,000|
|Brian Katz||Sacramento State||$90,000|
|Bill Evans||Idaho State||$90,000|
|Joe Callero||Cal Poly||$180,000|
|Bobby Braswell||Cal State Northridge||$241,000|
|Jim Woolridge||UC Riverside||$230,000|
|Bobby Burton||Cal State Fullerton||interim coach|
|Russell Turner||UC Irvine||$205,000|
|Jim Les||UC Davis||$120,000^|
|Dan Monson||Long Beach State||$280,000|
|OTHERS OF NOTE|
|Doug Davalos||Texas State||$120,000|
|Scott Nagy||South Dakota State||$152,000|
|Dave Boots||South Dakota||$122,780|
|Brian Jones||North Dakota||$86,384|
USA Today complied an thoroughly researched list of guaranteed contracts and incentives for coaches of the 68 schools that reached the NCAA Tournament. Here is a link:
*Indicates coach with a high incentive % of potential income from incentives.
Example: Eustachy's base salary is $500,000. He can earn an additional $250,000 if he meets academic standards set by CSU and the team has no NCAA violations. Then, if after he meets graduation rates and there are no NCAA violations, he can earn up to another $350,000, split in two ways. He'll get $100,000 if the team wins 20 games or more and $250,000 if the team gets an NCAA Tournament bid or wins its conference tournament. And he'll get another $100,000 if the team advances to the Sweet 16.
**There is another $200,000 in bonuses and incentives for on-court and classroom success, and $200,000 in deferred compensation, meaning the total potential value is $1.505 million per year
***Bone will have multiple incentive stipulations in his contract, including $20,000 if the team earns at least a 2.5 grade-point average; $25,000 for an NCAA-tournament berth or league coach-of-the-year honor; $50,000 for a Pac-10 season or tournament title, an NCAA Sweet 16 appearance, an NIT championship or national coach-of-the-year award, and $100,000 for a Final Four appearance
****Stanford is private school and does not release information however his initial salary was estimated at 1 million annually and he received a bump in 2011. See Link: http://www.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/entry/26283066/30498192
^Les Receives 80000 for coaching the basketball team and an additional 40000 for teaching physical education classes.