iOS app Android app

College Football Coach Salaries

College Coaches' Salaries and Higher Education

Andrew Zimbalist | Posted 03.02.2015 | Sports
Andrew Zimbalist

How can it be that the head coach of the University of Michigan Wolverines is paid the same as the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers? The 49ers, after all, have yearly revenue in excess of $300 million. The Wolverines' revenue is closer to $90 million. Can the coach's incremental value really be similar in the two cases? No.

When We Pay Our Coaches the Most, Students Get the Wrong Message

Yasmin Bhatia | Posted 08.20.2013 | Sports
Yasmin Bhatia

When a college president or medical school dean is the highest paid public employee, it sends a message to citizens that we want you and your children to become better thinkers or healthier people. When it is a football coach the message is: we want you to be entertained.

Massive Coaching Salaries Are Justified

Leigh Steinberg | Posted 02.09.2013 | Sports
Leigh Steinberg

The move by Bret Bielema to accept a higher paying job at the University of Arkansas weeks before his team is slated to play in the Rose Bowl raises an age-old question: Are massive football and basketball salaries for coaches at institutions of higher learning justified?

Assistant College Football Coaches Cash In

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Assistant football coaches have become some of the most well-paid figures on college campuses. According to USA Today, more than ten NCAA schools h...