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Want to be a College Coach’s agent? Part II

On July 25th, I talked about how the salaries of coaches in all collegiate sports are on the rise.  Today, I highlight’s in-depth analysis of college football coach income [ – Coaches compensation].

A few things stick out.  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 Coaches Compensation tool is something that can be very valuable to agents looking to represent college football coaches.  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.

-Darren Heitner

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.

One reply on “Want to be a College Coach’s agent? Part II”

[…] In the past, I have written articles that document the recent splurge in payment to college coaches [Want to be a College Coach’s Agent? and Want to be a College Coach’s Agent? Part II]. But in all fairness, we should not only be looking at college coaches, because coaches in professional leagues are seeing their figures increase and coaches see a lot of movement between the college and professional ranks. That is why I introduce this new post that does not draw a line between different coaching areas. […]

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