On July 25th, I talked about how the salaries of coaches in all collegiate sports are on the rise.Â Today, I highlight USAToday.com’s in-depth analysis of college football coach income [USATODAY.com – Coaches compensation].
A few things stick out.Â In particular:
- Coaches at the top D-I programs make an average yearly salary of $950,000 before any incentives, benefits, housing, etc. are considered.
- 41 out of the 119 Division I coaches are guaranteed to make at least $1 million dollars per year under contract, 8 of them are guaranteed to make at least $2 million per year, and one (Bob Stoops) will make over $3 million per year no ifs ands or buts.
- With other income and maximum bonuses factored into the equation, over 51 coaches have a chance to break the $1 million per year threshold.
Overall, I feel that the USAToday.com Coaches Compensation tool is something that can be very valuable to agents looking to represent college football coaches.Â 2 of its great features: breaking down salaries by conference and providing .pdf files of actual contracts.
Play around with the database for a while, and enjoy.