What Trends Exist In Power Five Coaching Salaries?

Given all the recent coaching changes in the Division I women’s game, FloVolleyball thought it would be interesting to round up the available coaching salaries and see if the results produced any interesting trends.

Private universities, of course, keep their salary information private, and while coaches of public universities — who are state employees — ostensibly should have their salaries as public, information, the numbers can be hard to come by.

Still, we managed to aggregate a pretty good list, which you can see below.

From the collected data — some of which may be outdated — some interesting trends to emerge:

  • Of the 10 coaches who make $200,000 or more, nine are men. The lone exception is Iowa State’s Christy Johnson-Lynch.
  • Six of the 10 coaches who make $200,000 or more are in the Big Ten, by far the highest number. The Pac-12 and the Big 12 each have two.
  • Another interesting point is the average salary for the conferences: Big Ten - $240,379; Pac-12 - $165,357; ACC - $116,670; SEC - $156,071; Big 12 - $240,561.

Big Ten

SchoolCoach NameYearSalary (total)
IllinoisChris Tamas2017300,000Source
IndianaSherry Dunbar-Kruzan*2017161,780Source
IowaBond Shymansky2017227,948Source
MarylandSteve Aird*2017172,508Source
MichiganMark Rosen2017164,000Source
Michigan StateCathy George2015176,395Source
MinnesotaHugh McCutcheon2014156,060Source
NebraskaJohn Cook2017600,000Source
NorthwesternShane DavisPRIVATE UNIVERSITY

Data not disclosed

Ohio StateGeoff Carlston2016300,837.24Source
Penn StateRuss RoseUNABLE TO FIND

PurdueDave Shondell2016231,086Source
RutgersJeffrey Werneke201695,255Source
WisconsinKelly Sheffield2016298,679Source

Pac 12

SchoolCoach NameYearSalary (total)
ArizonaDave Rubio2017140,000Source
Arizona StateSanja Tomasevic2017120,000Source
CalRich Feller*2016172,500Source
ColoradoJesse Mahoney2017150,000Source
OregonMatt Ulmer2017110,134Source
Oregon StateMark Barnard2017139,008Source

Data not disclosed

UCLAMike Sealy2016248,838Source

Data not disclosed

UtahBeth Launiere2017191,086Source
WashingtonKeegan Cook2016242,700Source
Washington StateJen Greeny2016139,300Source


SchoolCoach NameYearSalary (total)
Boston CollegeJason KennedyPRIVATE UNIVERSITY

Data not disclosed

ClemsonHugh Hernesman*201690,000Source

Data not disclosed

Florida StateChris Poole2017150,000Source
Georgia TechMichelle Collier2016118,695.99Source
LouisvilleAnne Kordes*2016125,000Source
MiamiJose "Keno" GandaraPRIVATE UNIVERSITY

Data not disclosed

NC StateLinda Hampton-Keith2016106,500Source
North CarolinaJoe Sagula2016101,500Source

Data not disclosed

PittsburghDan FisherCAN'T FIND


Data not disclosed

VirginiaAaron Smith2017125,000Source
Virginia TechJill Lytle Wilson/Chris RileyUNABLE TO FIND

Wake ForestBill FergusonPRIVATE UNIVERSITY

Data not disclosed


SchoolCoach NameYearSalary (total)

ArkansasJason Watson2017185,000Source
AuburnRick Nold2017130,283Source
FloridaMary WiseUNABLE TO FIND

GeorgiaTom Black2017175,000Source
KentuckyCraig Skinner2017190,000Source
LSUFran Flory2015135,000Source
Ole MissSteven McRobertsUNABLE TO FIND

Mississippi StateJulie DartyUNABLE TO FIND

MissouriWayne Kreklow2017159,650Source
South CarolinaScott Swanson*2017108,474Source
TennesseeEve Rackham2017175,000Source
Texas A&MLaurie Corbelli*2017146,232Source

Big 12

SchoolCoach NameYearSalary (total)

Data not disclosed

Iowa StateChristy Johnson-Lynch2017230,000Source
KansasRay Bechard2013138,000Source
Kansas StateSusie FritzUNABLE TO FIND

OklahomaSantiago Restrepo*2017151,999Source
Texas ChristianJill KramerPRIVATE UNIVERSITY

Data not disclosed

TexasJerritt Elliott2017555,500Source
Texas TechTony GraystoneUNABLE TO FIND

West ViriginaReed Sunahara2017127,308Source

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