GEORGETOWN, Ky., Jan. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- When the game is on the line, every decision second-guessed, many college sports fans scream, "Just what are they paying this coach?"
College athletics is big business. The NCAA brought in $1.1 billion dollars last year—but none of that business happens without talented college coaches. It's often true that the highest-paid state employee in many states is a college football or college basketball coach.
With the BCS wrapped and March Madness near, college sports will continue to be a hot topic around office water coolers, on living room sofas, and within man-caves nationwide. And The Quad (the online, college-student-oriented magazine of TheBestSchools.org) has it covered, with an updated 2019 survey ranking which college coaches slam-dunk the biggest paychecks:
The 25 Highest-Paid College Coaches of 2019
Each ranking entry briefs you on the coach's current college team and sport, along with a short bio, and the key element: a seven-digit annual salary. In addition, you receive an update on those 2018 top coaches who fell from the 2019 list. This year, the article also breaks out the overall list to cover the top 25 highest-paid college football coaches and top 12 highest-paid men's college basketball coaches.
"Because the fortunes of individual college sports programs rise and fall, this list remains dynamic and intriguing for college sports fans," says Dan Edelen, communications manager for TheBestSchools.org. "The prestige of a notable coach enhances the luster of a college's profile and helps attract not only great athletes but also students who want to become a part of a storied college or university. By spotlighting these stellar coaches, we add to the fun, trivia, and energy around NCAA sports, while recognizing the team leaders and cheering on the schools."
The Quad covers the college experience today — student life, online education, policy, and pop culture — with a journalistic eye and a droll verve. It's the online magazine of TheBestSchools.org, the authoritative source for school rankings — secondary, college & university, postgraduate, online, and on-campus — and for information students need to make informed decisions about their education and to find the best schools for them.
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