Who Are the Highest-Paid Coaches in the NCAA March Madness Tournament?

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Published on March 22, 2019 - Duration: 00:57s

Who Are the Highest-Paid Coaches in the NCAA March Madness Tournament?

March Madness is taking the country by storm, with 68 teams vying to be the best college basketball team in the nation.

The tourney is usually focused on the players, but the coaches are also pretty important to the success of a team.

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Who Are the Highest-Paid Coaches in the NCAA March Madness Tournament?

Some call it one of the greatest sporting events in the world.

??March Madness is taking the country by storm with 68 teams vying to be the best college basketball team in the nation.

??Now, the tourney is usually focused on the players but the coaches are also pretty important to the success of a team.

??And colleges across the country are spending big money on the best coaches to ??guide their teams to the final four and to cut down the nets.

??According to USA Today’s college sports database, some of the top coaches are also the highest paid.

??Bill Self at Kansas, a team that has been at the top of the ranks for years, makes around $4 million a year.

??Tony Bennett at Virginia and Tom Izzo at Michigan State rake in $4.2 million each.

??The winningest coach in college basketball history, Mike Krzyzewski, better known as Coach K, makes more than $7 million.

??And the guy at the top of the list this man, John Calipari over at the University of Kentucky who pulls in $9.3 million a year.

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