13 Highest Paid College Basketball Coaches [#6 is Shocking]

1. John Calipari (Kentucky – $6,356,756)

Kentucky Coach John Calipari is the highest paid coach in college basketball
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John Calipari, of the Kentucky Wildcats, claims the number one spot with an eye-popping salary of $6,356,756. To put that number into perspective — Kentucky won 27 games this season — meaning Calipari earned $235,435.41 per win in the 2015-2016 season. In 2014, Calipari signed a seven-year extension worth $52 million. His salary is set to increase to $7.25 million in 2016-17, $7.75 million in 2017-18 and then $8 million for each of the deal’s final three season. In his six seasons as the head coach of the Wildcats, Calipari owns an impressive record of 217-47, including a National Championship in 2012.

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