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SEC Basketball Coaches’ Salaries Climbing

With Bruce Pearl’s new contract extension announced yesterday, Kevin Brockway of The Gainesville Sun decided to dive right into the fact that SEC coaches aren’t exactly feeling the same economic pinch as their schools and fans.

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to see how coaches like Billy Donovan and Bruce Pearl justify their big dollar deals.

But just for the sake of raw data, here are the current SEC’s coaches’ average annual salaries:

1.  John Calipari, Kentucky, $3.9 million
2.  Billy Donovan, Florida, $3.5 million
3.  Bruce Pearl, Tennessee, $2.4 million
4.  Anthony Grant, Alabama, $1.8 million
5.  Mark Fox, Georgia, $1.3 million
6.  Trent Johnson, LSU, $1.2 million
7.  Rick Stansbury, Miss. State, $1.2 million
8.  Kevin Stallings, Vanderbilt, $981,000
9.  Darrin Horn, South Carolina, $800,000
10.  Andy Kennedy, Ole Miss, $800,000
11.  John Pelphrey, Arkansas, $795,000
12.  Jeff Lebo, Auburn, $750,000

And just for kicks, taking last year’s wins and this year’s salaries, we provide you with an idea of what each coach makes per victory (minus Calipari, Grant and Fox, of course):

Billy Donovan, Florida, $140,000.000
Bruce Pearl, Tennessee, $114,285.71
John Pelphrey, Arkansas, $56,785.71
Rick Stansbury, Miss. State, $52,173.91
Kevin Stallings, Vanderbilt, $51,631.57
Andy Kennedy, Ole Miss, $50,000.00
Trent Johnson, LSU, $44,444.44
Darrin Horn, South Carolina, $38,095.23
Jeff Lebo, Auburn, $31,250.00




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