7. Thad Matta (Ohio State – $3,372,000)
You’d be all smiles too if you were Thad Matta. After all, the guy made $3,372,000 this season. Sean Miller (the sweaty guy we just talked about) replaced Thad Matta at Xavier, when Matta took the Ohio State job back in 2004. In his 11 seasons with the Buckeyes, Matta has two Final Four appearances (2007 & 2012). After a disappointing 2015-2016 season, the Buckeyes (21-14) missed the NCAA tournament for the first time in eight seasons.