College Football Coach Salaries Still Climbing

USA Today’s Annual College Football Coach Compensation Database was published this past weekend.  Prepared by noted attorney and sports agent, Robert Lattinville (Spencer Kane), this annual guide to who makes what in college football is always a great measuring stick of both conference wealth and coaches’ bargaining power.

University of Missouri’s head coach, Gary Pinkel, had a base compensation of $3.4 million.  Added to that, Coach Pinkel received an additional seven bonuses totaling another $900,000.  This combined total of $4.3 million of compensation for 2014 would have placed him 10th overall among all NCAA football coaches.

The SEC as a conference was also well represented among the top of the coaching compensation tree.  Nick Saban at Alabama lead all coaches with $7,087,481, just edging out new Michigan head coach, Jim Harbaugh who will earn just at $7 million as well.  Overall, ten SEC coaches are among the Top 20 highest paid coaches in the country at present.

View the complete list of 2015 NCAAF salaries and additional materials.