Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Pac-12 | Statewide coach salaries reveal respect for volleyball


Washington head coach Jim McLaughlin cracks top ten of exclusive list

Washington head coach Jim McLaughlin
-Volleyblog Seattle photo by Leslie Hamann
It’s an annual headline guaranteed to raise eyebrows, if not blood pressure: the highest-paid public employees in the state … are coaches.

Head football coaches Steve Sarkisian of Washington ($2,736,431) and Mike Leach of Washington State ($2,275,000) are the top two on the 2012 list of public salaries, released today by the state’s Office of Financial Management.

Head men’s basketball coaches Lorenzo Romar of UW ($1,352,051) and Ken Bone of WSU ($855,128) took the next two spots. All four coaches earned more than WSU President Elson Floyd ($625,053), UW President Michael Young ($563,453) and even former Governor Chris Gregoire ($161,892).

When we look strictly at public university coaches for all sports, Washington volleyball head coach Jim McLaughlin ranks #10 at $274,148. WSU head volleyball coach Jennifer Greeny was #29 ($129,070); UW Associate Head Volleyball Coach Leslie Gabriel was #46 ($85,917); WSU’s Pat Stangle was #49 ($82,996).

A few things to contemplate here:
  • The Office of Financial Management is quick to point out that “no state taxpayer dollars are used to pay the salaries of any UW athletic department employees, including coaches. The UW’s Intercollegiate Athletic Department is responsible for generating all the revenue it needs to operate its programs and maintain its facilities. There are no general fund tax dollars or any other tax dollars supporting the program. Nor are there any other institutional funds going to the program. And unlike many universities, there are no student fees or tuition dollars going to support athletics.”
  • McLaughlin is likely now the highest-paid collegiate women’s sport coach in the state. Former UW women’s basketball coach Kevin McGuff was #6 ($443,764) before he bolted for Ohio State in April. His replacement, Mike Neighbors, reportedly signed a contract averaging just under $200,000 a year.
  • Of the highest-paid coaches, 10 of the top 17 coach football at Washington, including 5 of the top 9.
  • 21 of the top 25 coach at the University of Washington.
  • In sports offered to both women and men, male coaches are consistently paid more than their female counterparts. An exception: UW softball coach Heather Tarr (#14, $204,203) is paid more than UW baseball coach Lindsay Meggs (#18, $190,006).
  • At other state universities, Western Washington head volleyball coach Diane Flick earned $52,238 in 2012; Eastern Washington’s Miles Kydd earned $57,107; Central Washington’s Mario Andaya earned $59,285 and Evergreen’s Greg Spector earned $27,494.
  • Many coaches supplement their income by conducting summer camps or (in the case of marquee sports) signing endorsement contracts.

State of Washington Public University Coaching Salaries: 2012
1
Football
Head
Steve Sarkisian
UW
2,736,431
2
Football
Head
Mike Leach
WSU
2,275,000
3
Basketball (M)
Head
Lorenzo Romar
UW
1,352,051
4
Basketball (M)
Head
Ken Bone
WSU
855,128
5
Football
Asst
Justin Wilcox
UW
756,790
6
Basketball (W)
Head
Kevin McGuff
UW
443,764
7
Football
Asst
Tosh Lopoi
UW
442,214
8
Football
Asst
Eric Kiesau
UW
364,869
9
Football
Asst
Daniel Cozzetto
UW
306,810
10
Volleyball
Head
Jim McLaughlin
UW
274,148
11
Basketball (W)
Head
June Daugherty
WSU
246,725
12
Football
Asst
Ivan Lewis
UW
231,793
13
Football
Asst
Peter Sirmon
UW
231,792
14
Softball
Head
Heather Tarr
UW
204,203
15
Football
Asst
Johnny Nansen
UW
203,882
16
Football
Asst
James Dougherty
UW
191,503
17
Football
Asst
Joel Thomas
UW
190,708
18
Baseball
Head
Lindsay Meggs
UW
190,006
19
Golf (M)
Head
Matt Thurmond
UW
190,000
20
Crew (M)
Head
Michael Callahan
UW
179,804
21
Baseball
Head
Don Marbut
WSU
178,312
22
Basketball (M)
Asst
James Shaw
UW
178,288
23
Basketball (M)
Asst
Paul Fortier
UW
163,233
24
Crew (W)
Head
Bob Ernst
UW
155,000
25
Football
Asst
Keith Heyward
UW
151,806
26
Soccer (M)
Head
Jamie Clark
UW
143,750
27
Football (M)
Head
Beau Baldwin
EWU
138,421
28
X-Country (M)
Head
Greg Metcalf
UW
136,257
29
Volleyball
Head
Jennifer Greeny
WSU
129,070
30
Basketball (W)
Asst
Mike Neighbors
UW
126,258
31
Gymnastics
Head
Joanne Bowers
UW
121,868
32
Football
Head
Blaine Bennett
CWU
121,788
33
Soccer (W)
Head
Lesle Gallimore
UW
119,171
34
Basketball (W)
Asst
Kevin Morrison
UW
115,008
35
Tennis (M)
Head
Matt Anger
UW
114,453
36
Swim (W)
Head
Tom Jager
WSU
104,006
37
Track
Head
Rick Sloan
WSU
102,885
38
Basketball (M)
Asst
Raphael Chillious
UW
102,416
39
Soccer (M)
Head
Keidane McAlpine
UW
100,000
40
Basketball (M)
Head
Jim Hayford
EWU
99,500
41
Baseball (M)
Asst
Greg Swenson
WSU
96,364
42
Golf (W)
Head
Mary Lou Mulflur
UW
91,355
43
Tennis (W)
Head
Lisa Hart
WSU
88,833
44
Tennis (W)
Head
Jill Hultquist
UW
88,338
45
Golf (M)
Head
Steve Card
WWU
86,057
46
Volleyball
Asst
Leslie Gabriel
UW
85,917
47
Strength
Asst
Matt Ludwig
UW
85,232
48
Basketball (M)
Head
Greg Sparling
CWU
84,307
49
Volleyball
Asst
Pat Stangle
WSU
82,996
50
Crew (W)
Head
Jane LaRiviere
WSU
82,901


3 comments:

  1. I haven't added them up, but most likely that Jim has the highest winning percentage of almost any coach on the list.

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  2. Not even close to Micheal Callahan and the Washington Men's Crew program.

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  3. Sounds like some laws are being broken. Title IX anyone?

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