coaches will pull in almost $800,000 for their successes in the NCAA
men’s Coach John Calipari will get the most bonus money among the coaching
According to reports, $729,000 is the total amount of money that will go toward the men’s and women’s basketball coaches. Of that sum, $663,530 will go to men's and $128,937 will go to the women’s coaches.
Calipari will get $350,000 in bonuses for taking the Wildcats to the national championship.
Compare that to the
men’s head Coach Kevin Ollie, who reportedly gets $167,000 for leading his team
to the win. University of Connecticut
An even bigger bonus could be on the way for
Every summer since 2012, he's received a million dollar retention bonus. Coach Cal
His yearly salary, $3.8 million, balloons to $5 million when you thrown in endorsement deals.
News of the coaches’ bonus payout comes at the same time the movement gains strength to allow players to form unions and be considered employees, rather than students.