Scott Drew has lead his teams to successes many thought impossible for Baylor. And he’s being rewarded for it.
The @USATODAYsports college basketball coaching salary database: https://t.co/6mQ4Da8M7A— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) March 29, 2017
Dan Wolken of USA Today tweeted the list of the top 68 coaching payroll numbers today. Rick Pitino ($8.25m), John Calipari ($7.5m), and Mike Krzyzewski ($5.5m) took the top three spots respectively.
Bill Self ranked #4, with an annual gross of $4.9 million, with an additional $525,000 available in bonuses.
Bob Huggins of West Virginia came in at #6, pulling in $3.6 million with nearly $700,000 of potential bonuses.
How much is Baylor spending for Scott Drew? $2.8 million per year all in, coming in at #9 on the list.
If you break it down, that is roughly $700,000 for each win over Texas and TCU this season.
Since the list was only composed of tournament teams, Shaka Smart was not listed. His paycheck totals $3 million per year. His contract was extended in August until 2023.
Money well spent if you ask me.