Not only has Tennessee football risen among college football’s elite, but head coach Josh Heupel has also done so in terms of salary. The leader of the New volunteer contract this week made him one of the highest paid coaches in the countryand cements his status as the guy Tennessee hopes to lead the program to its first college football playoff appearance in the not-too-distant future.
Heupel was making $4 million a year when he was first hired in January 2021, and that was increased to $5 million a year ahead of the 2022 season after leading the Vols to a 7-6 record in his first year. at the bar. Now that he’s earning $9 million, that’s a whopping $4 million raise, nearly twice what he earned for the 2022 season. It’s one of the biggest investments he’s made. a school has achieved during a recent series of giant contracts.
Editor’s note: Clark Lea is not included in these exercises. His salary with the Commodores is undisclosed since Vanderbilt is a private institution.
Looking ahead, here’s a look at SEC coaching salaries ahead of the 2023 season, listed in descending order.