West Virginia’s Neal Brown is among the Big 12’s lowest compensated head coaches according to data reported by the USA Today this week.
Brown’s salary of $2.95 million ranks him third-lowest when compared to his Big 12 peers and below average among power five head coaches. Brown reportedly took a small pandemic-related pay cut.
Brown is one of four second-year head coaches in the Big 12 along with Kansas’s Les Miles ($3.3 million), Texas Tech’s Matt Wells ($2.87 million) and Kansas State’s Chris Klieman ($2.32 million). First-year Baylor head coach Dave Aranda’s salary was not reported.
The league’s longest-tenured head coaches are among the highest-paid in the nation. Oklahoma’s Lincoln Riley ($6.2 million) and TCU’s Gary Patterson ($6.1 million) are in the top-10 highest-paid coaches in the country, according to USA Today’s list.
Texas’s Tom Herman ($5.65 million) sits just outside the top-10 and Oklahoma State’s Mike Gundy ($4.15 million) is in the mid-20s.
Regionally, Pitt is scheduled to pay Pat Narduzzi just over $4 million and Marshall will pay Doc Holliday $758K.