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Florida gives Will Muschamp $250,000 raise annually; list of SEC coaching salaries

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School president Bernie Machen and athletic director Jeremy Foley upped Muschamp's salary $250,000 annually, making him the seventh-highest-paid coach in the Southeastern Conference. (abc3340.com) School president Bernie Machen and athletic director Jeremy Foley upped Muschamp's salary $250,000 annually, making him the seventh-highest-paid coach in the Southeastern Conference. (abc3340.com)

Will Muschamp is now the seventh-highest-paid head football coach in the Southeastern Conference following Florida's decision to up his salary $250,000 annually.

In just his second season in Gainesville, Muschamp guided the Gators to an 11-win season and a BCS Bowl berth, prompting school president Bernie Machen and athletic director Jeremy Foley to up the 42-year-old's salary. He went 7-6 in his inaugural season at Florida.

"Dr. Machen and I believe very strongly in Coach Muschamp and his leadership, and we felt it was appropriate to adjust his salary to be more in line with his market value," Foley said in a statement.

With the raise, Muschamp will now earn $2.928 million annually through the 2017 season, putting him in the middle of the pack on the SEC coaches's salary list. Alabama's Nick Saban tops the list with an annual salary of $5.47 million.

Below is a list of annual coaching salaries in the league.

Head Coach School Salary
Nick Saban Alabama $5.3 million
Les Miles LSU $3.7 million
Steve Spurrier South Carolina $3.5 million
Bret Bielema Arkansas $3.2 million
Mark Richt Georgia $3.2 million
Kevin Sumlin Texas A&M $3.1 million
James Franklin Vanderbilt $3.0 million (estimate)
Will Muschamp Florida $3.0 million
Butch Jones Tennessee $2.9 million
Gary Pinkel Missouri $2.7 million
Dan Mullen Mississippi State $2.6 million
Gus Malzahn Auburn $2.3 million
Mark Stoops Kentucky $2.2 million
Hugh Freeze Ole Miss $2.0 million

 

 

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