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UK’s Basketball, Football Coaches are the Highest-Paid in the SEC

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Mitch Barnhart has not been a balling on a budget.  UK pays John Calipari and Mark Stoops more than any other SEC school pays their football and basketball coaches, according to Saturday Down South.

Last year UK spent $10.5 million combined on the salaries of Stoops and Calipari, just ahead of the $9.89 million Alabama spent on Nick Saban and Avery Johnson.  Saban made $7.09 million, a hair over Calipari’s $7 million.  To compare Mark Stoops’ $3.5 million to the rest of the SEC, the only two coaches that will make less money next year are first-year coaches — Barry Odom at Missouri and Will Muschamp at South Carolina.

After Alabama and UK, it’s a big drop-off with seven schools paying around $6 million to the coaches of their two biggest athletic programs.  To see the full list (excluding the private school, Vanderbilt) click here.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

4 Comments for UK’s Basketball, Football Coaches are the Highest-Paid in the SEC

  1. Angelo
    10:42 pm May 10, 2016 Permalink


  2. Angelo
    10:44 pm May 10, 2016 Permalink

    Mitch knows what he is doing.

  3. largebluej
    10:56 pm May 10, 2016 Permalink

    That headline and story are only slightly less disingenuous than the old baseball joke “Hank and Tommie Aaron combined for more home runs than any pair of brothers in MLB history”/

  4. ukkatzfan
    8:51 am May 11, 2016 Permalink

    With WBB thrown in, we’d have a higher paid trio of coaches. Which is only reason Mitchell is still coaching. I think we should change the duties of WBB coach til we pay him down or he moves on. Surely there are responsibilities, we could give him, that would encourage him to self evaluate.