In the 2020 financial year, the NCAA generated 165.23 million U.S. dollars in revenue from its television and marketing rights. In addition to this, each school has its own revenue stream from jerseys, endorsements, ticket sales, and various other promotions.
For the top schools, these additional revenue streams can bring in millions of dollars. And with the schools not sharing any of this revenue with the players, it leaves a large pile of cash for Head Coaches. Today we are going to take a look at the top 7 highest-paid college sports coaches.
Mike Krzyzewski - Duke Basketball ($7.2 MILLION)
Perhaps the most well-known and respected college basketball coach in the world, Coach Krzyzewski, or Coach “K”, has transformed Duke into one of the biggest juggernauts in all of the college sports.
It seems as if each year the Blue Devils are favorites to reach the Final Four in the NCAA tournament, often going on to win it all. Coach K has also groomed many NBA athletes such as Anthony Davis and Kyrie Irving.
Jimbo Fisher - Texas A&M Football ($7.5 MILLION)
When coach Fisher signed from Florida State hiss contract, worth $75 million across 10 years, was the largest one in history. His contract is also full of performance incentives such as $1 Million for winning the national title and $100,000 for winning coach of the year.
Coach Fisher has had success with the Aggies and is looking worth every penny of that huge deal.
Jim Harbaugh - Michigan Football ($8 MILLION)
With a 10