College basketball coaches don’t deal with nearly the scrutiny college football coaches face. Basketball teams can reload and turn around in a season. Football takes time on the other hand. Sometimes a lot of time. I personally can’t relate as a Nebraska fan.

A deep run in the NCAA Tournament can elevate a coaching resume for consideration at a top program. That’s where the big bucks are made. Blue bloods like the Duke Blue Devils, Kansas Jayhawks, Michigan State Spartans and Kentucky Wildcats pay top dollar for some of the best minds in basketball. They also serve as the CEO of their school’s brand.

USA Today publishes a database dedicated to salaries, bonuses and buyouts. Thanks to them, here are the 25 highest-paid men’s basketball coaches for the 2021-22 season, including their salary and their record at their current school as of March 15, 2022. And yes, this list includes some coaches who have left their post, but if they coached a game this season, they’re eligible for inclusion.

Among the conferences the SEC has five, the Big 12 has five, the Big Ten has six, the ACC has four, the Pac-12 has three and the Big East has two.

Missing the top 25 are notable names such as South Carolina‘s Frank Martin, Arizona‘s Tommy Lloyd, Oklahoma‘s Porter Moser, Alabama‘s Nate Oats, Purdue’s Matt Painter, Florida‘s Mike White, Indiana‘s Mike Woodson, Ohio State‘s Chris Holtmann, Georgia‘s Tom Crean, North Carolina‘s Hubert Davis, Utah’s Craig Smith, Missouri‘s Cuonzo Martin, Texas Tech‘s Mark Adams and Clemson‘s Brad Brownell.

Highest-Paid College Basketball Coaches 2021-22

25. Chris Collins, Northwestern

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Total Pay: $3.262 million

Record: 133-150

24. Mark Turgeon, Maryland

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Total Pay: $3.316 million

Record: 226-116

23. Andy Enfield, USC

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Total pay: $3.354 million

Record: 183-117

22. Ed Cooley, Providence

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Total Pay: $3.451 million

Record: 219-140

21. Fred Hoiberg, Nebraska

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Total Pay: $3.5 million

Record: 24-67

20. Brad Underwood, Illinois

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Total Pay: $3.5 million

Record: 93-65

19. Juwan Howard, Michigan

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Total Pay: $3.5 million

Record: 59-31

18. Scott Drew, Baylor

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Total Pay: $3.51 million

Record: 398-221

17. Jeff Capel, Pittsburgh

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Total Pay: $3.53 million

Record: 51-69

16. Tony Bennett, Virginia

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Total Pay: $3.65 million

Record: 314-116

15. Mick Cronin, UCLA

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Total Pay: $3.7 million

Record: 66-29

14. Dana Altman, Oregon

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Total Pay: $3.76 million

Record: 299-124

13. Bruce Pearl, Auburn

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Total Pay: $3.825 million

Record: 165-97

12. Buzz Williams, Texas A&M

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Total Pay: $4 million

Record: 47-36

11. Eric Musselman, Arkansas

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Total Pay: $4 million

Record: 70-27

10. Bob Huggins, West Virginia

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Total Pay: $4.15 million

Record: 326-188

9. Jamie Dixon, TCU

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Total Pay: $4.348 million

Record: 116-83

8. Chris Mack, Louisville

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Total Pay: $4.352 million

Record: 39-26

7. Rick Barnes, Tennessee

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Total Pay: $5.2 million

Record: 149-80

6. Chris Beard, Texas

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Total Pay: $5.255 million

Record: 21-11

5. Jay Wright, Villanova

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Total Pay: $6.192 million

Record: 516-196

4. Mike Krzyzewski, Duke

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Total Pay: $7.353 million

Record: 1,125-308

3. Tom Izzo, Michigan State

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Total Pay: $8.341 million

Record: 655-266

2. John Calipari, Kentucky

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Total Pay: $8.602 million

Record: 365-100

1. Bill Self, Kansas

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Total Pay: $10.184 million

Record: 550-124

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