We all know John Calipari makes good money for his work as the head coach of the University of Kentucky’s men’s basketball team, but where does his bread rank among all coaches across all sports? It’s a good question, and one answered today by the smart people over at Forbes.
Forbes.com named the 20 highest-paid coaches in American sports and John Calipari made the list at No. 12. “The University of Kentucky rewarded Calipari with a ‘lifetime’ contract last summer that is worth $86 million over 10 years,” the story says. “Under Calipari, his Wildcats have won more games than any other college basketball team in the nation over the past decade.” Those two things are indeed fact.
As for the other super rich people who coach teams, Bill Belichick claimed the top spot as the highest-paid with an average contract value of $12 million. Behind the GOAT, you’ll find Gregg Popvich and Pete Carroll in a tie for second then Doc Rivers and Jon Gruden sharing fourth.
Coach Cal’s arch nemisis, Mike Krysksezsjzislkwrenski, is one spot ahead of him by $400,000.
If you’re interested in the complete list, click here.
If you’re sick to your stomach because you work your ass off to only make a fraction of what these people make, just think about all those taxes they have to pay. Sucks to be them, right?