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Top-earning NCAA college basketball coaches

John Calipari Kentucky Wildcats Top Earning NCAA College Basketball CoachesJohn Calipari Kentucky Wildcats Top Earning NCAA College Basketball Coaches
John Calipari Kentucky Wildcats Top Earning Ncaa College Basketball Coaches

Are college basketball head coaches paid more if they reach NCAA tournament?

There are 69 NCAA Men’s Basketball head coaches making more than one million dollars each year.

According to a recently published “Viz of the Week” — a weekly curated, interactive, big data analysis of top trends by @davisdataviz only 50% of NCAA Men’s basketball head coaches earning at least $1 million dollars made the 2019 NCAA March Madness.

Top Earning Ncaa College Basketball Coaches
Top Earning NCAA College Basketball Coaches

Kentucky Wildcats John Calipari (SEC) tops the list with a whooping $9.28 million dollars followed by Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski (ACC) — not far behind with $7.05 million. Rounding out the top five are Tom Izzo ($4.16M/BIG10), Tony Bennett ($4.07M/ACC) and Kansas’ Bill Self representing the Big 12 with $4.01M.


By conference, the ACC occupies four out of the top ten spots of highest-paid coaches.

Despite being a NCAA tournament mainstay Gonzaga’s Mark Few standouts as the 61st ranked earner.

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