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Where Does Chris Mack’s Salary Rank Among The Elite College Hoops Coaches

Earlier this week we learned that Scott Satterfield was the 41st highest paid coach in college football, courtesy of the annual USA Today comprehensive database.

On Thursday afternoon we learned where Chris Mack’s salary ranks among the other high profile college basketball coaches thanks to

Mack’s $4 million total salary ranks 8th among college basketball coaches.

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8. Chris Mack – Louisville

Total Compensation: $4,000,000
Additional Compensation: None
Notes: $2 million in base salary, $2 million in additional compensation
Max Bonus: $475,000
Buyout if Fired Without Cause: 36 months’ worth of base salary and additional compensation (currently $12 million)
Buyout if Coach Terminates Contract: $5.5 million if on/before March 31, 2020; $5 million between April 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021
Contract Term Ends: March 31, 2025; Mack’s contract term will be extended by one year for each season that Louisville faces a postseason ban or reduction of scholarships by the NCAA.

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Top Ten Highest Paid College Basketball Coaches

6. Chris Beard – Texas Tech

Total Compensation: $4,200,000

7. Roy Williams – North Carolina

Total Compensation: $4,042,409

8. Chris Mack – Louisville

Total Compensation: $4,000,000

9. Tom Izzo – Michigan State

Total Compensation: $3,957,900

10. Bob Huggins – West Virginia

Total Compensation: $3,955,000

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