Who is More Valuable, a Football Coach or a Professor?
by Jesse Singal
* Fifty-six coaches make over $1 million a year (25 pull in over $2 mil, nine over $3 mil, and three $4 mil or more).
* The average pay for coaches in the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) division has gone up 46% over the last three years, and now is $1.31 million.
* Maybe most startling at all, 66 assistant coaches make $300,000 or more. At the University of Tennessee, the nine assistants earn an average of more than $369,000.
He then points out:
For comparison’s sake, the average full professor at at research university makes about $115,000 and, as noted yesterday, the average salary for the president of a private college or university is $358,000.
Yeah, but when has a college professor or president ever led a football team to a strong enough season to convince both human and computer judges that it deserves to appear in a high-profile game at the end of the year? That’s what I thought.