13. Lon Kruger (Oklahoma – $2,750,000)
In 34 years as an NCAA coach, Lon Kruger has guided five separate teams to the NCAA tournament. Which is just one of the many reasons Oklahoma felt obligated to reward Kruger with an annual salary of $2,750,000. In his five seasons as head coach of the Sooners, Kruger has led OU to the Big Dance four times, winning 20+ games in each of those seasons.