USA TODAY's updated salary database shows how much each SEC basketball coach earned this year
When it comes to college basketball coaching salaries, there’s John Calipari and then there’s everyone else.
The Kentucky coach is far and away the highest-paid coach in college basketball, coming in at more than $2 million more per year than Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski.
On Tuesday, USA TODAY updated its coaching salary database, and as you can see below, Coach Cal makes more than $6 million more per season than the next highest-paid SEC coach:
- John Calipari, Kentucky — $9,276,643
- Rick Barnes, Tennessee — $3,250,000
- Tom Crean, Georgia — $3,200,000
- Avery Johnson, Alabama — $3,062,000
- Frank Martin, South Carolina — $2,950,000
- Cuonzo Martin, Mizzou — $2,800,000
- Mike White, Florida — $2,612,758
- Bruce Pearl, Auburn — $2,600,000
- Mike Anderson, Arkansas — $2,550,000
- Will Wade, LSU — $2,500,000
- Kermit Davis, Ole Miss — $2,500,000
- Billy Kennedy, Texas A&M — $2,454,000
- Ben Howland, Mississippi State — $2,200,000
- Bryce Drew, Vanderbilt — $2,047,142
On a national scale, though, the SEC basketball salaries are improving, which may explain the conference’s resurgence in the sport lately.