Swinney ranks 3rd highest paid coach in CFB
|2017-08-25 11:11:17.0- -||
Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney's new contract will place him in the top three of coaches' contract in college football behind only Nick Saban and Jim Harbaugh. Swinney is scheduled to make $6 million in 2017 but will make an average of $6.75 million a year over the life of the new eight-year contract.
Swinney is 89-28 at Clemson which is the second highest winning percentage (.761) by a coach in school history to John Heisman (.833) according to ESPN Stats and Info.
College Coaches Average Salary per Year (estimates*)
1 Alabama SEC Nick Saban $8,125,000 2 Michigan Big Ten Jim Harbaugh $7,000,000 3 Clemson ACC Dabo Swinney $6,750,000 4 Ohio State Big Ten Urban Meyer $6,500,000 5 Florida State ACC Jimbo Fisher $5,750,000
*Calculating average per year is difficult because of the complexity of contracts with life insurance policies, etc.
Dabo Swinney made $5,976 as a graduate assistant for Alabama in 1993. His new Clemson contract pays him an average of $18,493 A DAY pic.twitter.com/mMdwFwuJ0z— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) August 25, 2017
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