Top 10 Highest-paid College Basketball Coaches in the USA 2022

10. Bill Self

Bill Self

Currently receiving a total pay of $3,985,857, Self has been the head coach at Kansas since 2003 and has had a great deal of success. Under Self, Kansas has made the NCAA Tournament every year.

9. Chris Mark

Chris Mark

Mack is on a seven-year contract that pays about $4 million per year to become the next head coach at the University of Louisville on March 27, 2018. He receives a total pay of $4,067,494 and his bonuses have risen to as high as $475,000.

8. Roy Williams

Roy WilliamS

Williams transferred to North Carolina in 2003 after a long career at Kansas, where he led the Jayhawks to two runner-up finishes. Roy's bonuses have risen as high as $1,024,617.

7. Bob Izzo

Bob  Izzo

The Big Ten’s longest-serving coach, has a lengthy history of success with the Spartans. He won the national championship in 2000 and has led Michigan State to eight Final Four appearances. Bob Receives a total pay of $ $4,191,070.

6. Jay Wright

Jay Wright

Receiving a total pay of $4,410,304 , Jay has coached the Wildcats to the 2016 national title and 2009 Final Four. The Wildcats claimed at least a share of the regular-season title for the third consecutive season with an 11-4 conference record.

5. Chris Beard

Chris Beard

Receiving a total pay of $4,443,000, Beard has been the head coach at Texas Tech since 2016. He is on a six-year contract deal worth more than $4.5 million per season on April 29, 2019, making him the fifth-highest-paid college basketball coach in the USA.

4. Rick Barnes

Rick Barnes

Almost as high as his pay, Barnes has received a bonus as high as $3,000,000 and has been head coach since 1987. He has appeared in the NCAA Tournament 24 times, including a Final Four berth with Texas in 2003.

3. Mick Cronin

Mick Cronin

After a tremendously successful tenure at Cincinnati, Cronin took over at UCLA in 2019 receiving a total pay of $5,500,000. In 13 seasons with him as coach, Bearcats had nine NCAA Tournament appearances.

2. Mike Krzyzewski

Mike Krzyzewski

Famously known as Coach K, he is the collegiate basketball’s deans. With over 1,000 victories, he is the most successful  coach in Division I men’s basketball history. Currently he receives seasonal total pay of $7,256,924 !

1. John Calipari

John Calipari

Calipari signed a “lifetime” contract with Kentucky in April 2019, which included a 10-year coaching extension and a lifetime paid ambassadorship when he retires. He receives a total pay of $8,158,000 every season.