10 Richest College Basketball Coaches

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Some people grow up dreaming that they could one day make it on the basketball court but there is another way to earn quite a pretty penny while on the other side of the court. That’s right, there are some college basketball coaches who have considerable net worths.

Let’s take a look at some of the top 10 richest college basketball coaches on earth right now! Keep in mind, for this list, we tried to look at both salaries and the ultimate net worths; some of these coaches already earned their fortunes by playing on the court before they switched sides.


10. Lon Kruger: Net Worth – $1.3 Million

Kruger’s one of just two coaches in history to lead five different schools to the NCAA Tournament. Coaching at Oklahoma, his salary is $3.1 million a year with a possible bonus of $270,000.


9. Scott Drew: Net Worth – $2.8 Million

For four straight seasons, Drew managed to take his team to the big dance. Coaching at Wichita State, his salary is $3 million a year, with a possible bonus of $813,000.


8. Gregg Marshall: Net Worth – $3.3 Million

Marshall notably holds the record for most wins in both Winthrop and Wichita State history. Coaching at Oklahoma, his salary is $3.1 million a year with a possible bonus of $270,000.


7. Bill Self: Net Worth – $10 Million

Under Self’s leadership, his team won 14 consecutive Big 12 regular season titles. Coaching at Kansas, his salary is $5 million a year with a possible bonus of $535,000.


6. Bob Huggins: Net Worth – $12 Million

Huggins managed to get his team to the Sweet Sixteen twice already. Coaching at West Virginia, his salary is $3.8 million a year with a possible bonus of $640,000.


5. Tom Izzo: Net Worth – $13 Million

Izzo has been leading the Michigan State Spartans since 1995, making him one of the longest-tenured coaches in college basketball. Coaching at Michigan State, his salary is $4.4 million a year with a possible bonus of $350,000.


4. Avery Johnson: Net Worth – $20 Million

Johnson already made his fortune while playing on the court! Coaching at Alabama, his salary is $2.9 million a year with a possible bonus of $450,000.


3. Archie Miller: Net Worth – $24 Million

Coaching must be in Miller’s blood since his younger brother Sean Miller also coaches at Arizona. Coaching at Indiana, his salary is $3.2 million a year with a possible bonus of $1 million.


2. John Calipari: Net Worth -$25 Million

Calipari’s success has been unequaled at his school, with him leading his team to the Final Four since 2011. Coaching at Kentucky, his salary is $8 million a year with a possible bonus of $50,000.


1. Mike Krzyzewski: Net Worth – $25 Million

Krzyzewski is one of the highest paid coaches in college basketball, serving as the face of Duke since 1980. Coaching at Duke, his salary is $9 million a year.