Mark Stoops is the 15th highest-paid college football coach

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Mark Stoops is now the 15th highest-paid coach in college football. Today, USA Today released its annual college coaching salary database, and Stoops’ total annual pay of $5,013,600 ranks No. 15 nationally and No. 7 in the SEC. This year’s figures also include coronavirus pay cuts, which UK did not require its coaches to take. Last year, Stoops ranked No. 19.

RK SCHOOL COACH SCHEDULED SCHOOL PAY CONTRACT YEAR PANDEMIC REDUCTION ACTUAL SCHOOL PAY TOTAL PAY TOTAL PANDEMIC REDUCTION SCHOOL BUYOUT AS OF 12/1/20
1 Alabama Nick Saban $9,100,000 $0 $9,100,000 $9,300,000 $0 $36,800,000
2 LSU Ed Orgeron $8,687,500 $0 $8,687,500 $8,918,500 $0 $23,850,000
5 Texas A&M Jimbo Fisher $7,500,000 $0 $7,500,000 $7,500,000 $0 $53,125,000
6 Georgia Kirby Smart $6,803,600 $0 $6,803,600 $6,933,600 $0 $19,835,834
7 Auburn Gus Malzahn $6,900,000 $0 $6,900,000 $6,927,589 $0 $21,450,000
10 Florida Dan Mullen $6,070,000 $0 $6,070,000 $6,070,000 $0 $12,000,000
15 Kentucky Mark Stoops $5,000,000 $0 $5,000,000 $5,013,600 $0 $23,750,000
16 Mississippi State Mike Leach $5,000,000 $0 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 $0
22 South Carolina Will Muschamp $4,600,000 $230,000 $4,370,000 $4,370,000 $470,000 $15,378,750
29 Missouri Eliah Drinkwitz $4,025,000 $100,000 $3,925,000 $3,925,000 $100,000 $14,350,000
30 Tennessee Jeremy Pruitt $3,846,000 $0 $3,846,000 $3,846,000 $0 $12,880,000
34 Mississippi Lane Kiffin $3,900,000 $135,750 $3,764,250 $3,764,250 $275,250
38 Vanderbilt Derek Mason $3,534,497
53 Arkansas Sam Pittman $3,000,000 $100,000 $2,900,000 $2,900,000 $250,000

Stoops’ contract runs through June 30, 2026 and is automatically extended by one year each time Kentucky wins seven games in a season and automatically extended by an additional year if Kentucky wins ten games in a season. Last year, UK and Stoops agreed to an amended contract that increased his salary by $500,000 per year and changed the bonus structure. He used to receive $250,000 for the seventh and eighth win of the season, but now, that $250,000 bonus will not kick in until the ninth win of the season. He will also receive $50,000 for winning SEC Coach of the Year and $100,000 for winning National Coach of the Year.

Check out the entire database at the link below.

[USA Today]

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2021-09-18