9. Tom Crean (Indiana – $3,046,250)
Tom Crean’s tenure at Indiana has been one hell of a rollercoaster. In his first season at IU (2008-2009) Crean managed just 6 wins in 31 games. Ouch. The next two seasons weren’t much better, as the team finished 10-21 and 12-20. But since the rocky start, Crean and the Hoosiers have restored basketball greatness in Bloomington, earning a trip to the Big Dance in four of the past five seasons. For his part in the turnaround, Crean received an annual salary of $3,046,250. Not bad Tommy!