Basketball is one of the most popular and favorite games in the US, which is increasing its territory day by day. People love to see this game and play too. That is why it is one of the most popular games in the US. However, let us tell you one thing, you will not believe that the US colleges paying a huge money to the coaches of the college basketball team. Some basketball coaches are the highest paid officials in some powerful basketball states like Kansas and Kentucky. They are paid approximate more than ten times from the college professors. So you can understand how much important this game is for the reputation of the colleges.
There are several basketball tournaments but among them, NCAA is the most profitable one with the rank net worth approximate $1 billion in last year. The college coaches in Basketball are the best-paid officials among all of them who participate in this tournament.
Here are the top 10 highest paid college basketball coaches in the year 2017
10. Kevin Ollie ($3 100 000)
Born on 27th December, Kevin Jermaine Ollie is a former basketball player and presently is the head coach at the University of Connecticut. Graduated in 1995, he played total 12 National Basketball Association’s franchises, 13 seasons after started his career in 1995. He retired in 2010 from NBA and started coaching from then. He is a very successful coach that is why his salary is quite very much high. After his taking over the team, it won the National Championship in the year 2014.
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9. Gregg Marshall ($3 130 000)
The American successful basketball coach Michael Gregg Marshall was born on 27th February 1963. Currently, he is the head basketball coach at Wichita State University. He wins as the coach more than any other school coaches for Wichita State. In last 16 seasons, he coaches for 10 in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament division I. In 3rd February 2016, he is the ‘Winningest’ head coach in the history of the school with total 221 wins!
8. Tom Crean – $3 152 867
The American Basketball college coach Thomas Crean was born on 25th March in the year 1966. Presently he is the head coach of the Indiana Hoosiers. Before that, he was the coach of the Marquette University, where his average win was 20 in a year and made six postseason appearances, which include 2003 NCAA final tour. In 2012, he was named the Jim Phelan National coach of the year, and in 2011, he was named the Big Ten Coach of the Year.
7. Jamie Dixon – $ 3 234 437
Another famous American Basketball coach James Patrick Dixon was born on 10th November 1965. Right now, he is the head coach at the TCU Horned Frogs basketball team. Before that he was the head coach at the Pittsburgh men’s basketball team (2003- 2016). In 2009, he won the USA National Basketball Coach of the year. He was also named a Big East Coach of the year (2004), Naismith College Coach of the Year (2009), the Sporting News National Coach of the Year award in the year 2011 and the Jim Phelan National Coach of the Year 2010.
6. Bob Huggins – $3 340 000
Born on 21st September 1953, the famous American Basketball coach Robert Edward Huggins is the head coach at the West Virginia Mountaineers basketball team. He is also known as ‘ Huggy Bear’. Before that, he was the coach of the Walsh College, the University of Akron, the University of Cincinnati and Kansas State University. He was been in total 21 NCAA tournaments and at the end of the year 2014-15; he had a record of 765-312.
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5. Tom Izzo – $4 150 359
Born on 30th January 1955, Thomas Michael Izzo is a successful and one of the highest paid basketball college coach in America. He is now the head coach of the Michigan State Spartans basketball team. He was elected to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 3rd April 2016. Under his coaching, Michigan State has got many successful matches.
4. Bill Self – $ 4 943 776
The University of Kansas’s basketball coach Billy Eugene Self was born on 27th December 1962. Under his coaching, Jayhawks participated the 12 big regular championships from 2005 to 2016 2008 NCAA championship tournament and in 2 NCAA final four appearances. With the winning percentage over 900, he was the National coach of the year twice.
3. Sean Miller – $4 945 664
Another a very successful and one of the highest paid basketball coach is Sean Edward Miller who was born on 17th November 1968. He is presently the head coach at the University of Arizona Wildcats. He is here from 2009. He was first in the coaching of the Xavier team but later he moved to the Arizona and after a struggle, he is managed to be one of the most paid coaches in 2016.
2. John Calipari – $6 875 376
Born on 10th February 1959 John Vincent Calipari is also a successful American basketball coach. Presently he is serving as the head coach at the Kentucky University . Before that, he was the coach of the University of Massachusetts and the University of Memphis. In 1996-1999, he was the coach at the NBA’s New Jersey Nets and in 2011-12, Dominican Republic national basketball teams. With this team, he won 200 games and the winning percentage was over 800.
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1. Mike Krzyzewski – $7 299 666
The former basketball player and coach Michael William Krzyzewski was born on 13th February 1947. Due to a hard name to pronounce, he is mostly known as Coach K. He was the head coach at the Duke University. He had 12 Final tours led the Blue Devils to 5 NCAA championships, 12 ACC regular seasons, and 13 ACC tournament Championships. in 2008 he was the head coach of the United States men’s national basketball team and led them to win gold medals in 2008 Olympics 2012 Summer Olympics. He led to winning more gold medals like in 2010 FIBS world championships and in 2014 FIBS world championships.