College basketball players aren’t getting paid, but their coaches certainly are

USA Today released its annual list of NCAA basketball coaches’ pay Wednesday, and it includes three coaches making more than $7 million a year, 14 receiving $3 million or more, 47 making at least $2 million and 66 collecting more than $1 million every 12 months.

This might be a good time to point out that the players don’t make a cent.

USA Today’s survey was conducted among coaches in the power conferences as well as for teams in other conferences that have taken part in the NCAA tournament in three or more of the past five seasons.

Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski, who has led the Blue Devils to five national titles since 1980, is the top earner, making $8.98 million a year. Kentucky’s John Calipari, who has taken the Wildcats to four Final Fours with one national title since 2009, gets $7.99 million a year. Ohio State’s Chris Holtmann, who is in his first season with the Buckeyes, gets an annual total of $7.15 million.

The annual totals reflect compensation coaches received from their schools, as well as outside income some reported.


The top 10 is rounded out by Kansas’ Bill Self ($4.95 million), Michigan State’s Tom Izzo ($4.4 million), Arizona’s Sean Miller ($4.05 million), West Virginia’s Bob Huggins ($3.76 million), Utah’s Larry Krystkowiak ($3.39 million), Michigan’s John Beilein ($3.37 million) and Indiana’s Archie Miller ($3.2 million).

UCLA’s Steve Alford comes in at No. 23 with $2.6 million. USC’s Andy Enfield is one of nine coaches whose annual pay was not reported. In 2013, Enfield signed a six-year deal, worth more than $1 million a year. Last April he signed his second contract extension with the Trojans; terms were not disclosed.

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