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How Much Do SEC Coaches Make?


An interesting article was released today in USA Today with an analysis of the salaries for BCS conference football coaches. What is most striking is just how much coaches for nearly every school make and a scan of the figures makes one realize that football coaching is the path many of us should have taken early in life. Below is the list of the SEC and as you can see, Joker Phillips is the 10th highest paid coach, ahead of Dan Mullen at MSU (who seems underpaid) and the Vanderbilt coach, whose figures arent released but surely are below the top 11. Check out the salaries below and then ask yourself this…how can you get Nick Saban’s agent to negotiate at your workplace?

SEC Coaches:

Alabama – Nick Saban – $5.99 mill
Florida – Urban Meyer – $4.01 mill
LSU – Les Miles – $3.91 mill
Georgia – Mark Richt – $2.94 mill
Arkansas – Bobby Petrino – $2.71 mill
Ole Miss – Houston Nutt – $2.51 mill
Tennessee – Derek Dooley – $2.21 mill
Auburn – Gene Chizik – $2.10 mill
S. Carolina – Steve Spurrier – $2.03 mill
Kentucky – Joker Phillips – $1.71 mill
Miss. State – Dan Mullen – $1.21 mill
Vanderbilt – Robbie Caldwell – N/A

Other Notables:

Louisville — Charlie Strong $1.6 mill
Indiana — Bill Lynch (former) $600,000
Duke — David Cutcliffe $1.58 mill
Boise State — Chris Petersen $1.48 mill

Article written by Matt Jones