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At $5 million a year, FSU’s Jimbo Fisher is ACC’s highest paid coach

JImbo Fisher is the highest paid coach in the ACC at $5 million a year. (AP photo)

JImbo Fisher is the highest paid coach in the ACC at $5 million a year. (AP photo)

Jimbo Fisher will make somewhere around $5 million this year.

He’s the only coach in the ACC who will earn more than $4 million a year. By contrast, 10 SEC coaches will make at least $4 million in 2015, led by Nick Saban’s $7.1 million.

Here’s the ACC breakdown, although it’s incomplete because the conference’s private schools aren’t required to release the salaries of their employees. (Many of these salaries are from USA Today’s annual report.)

  • Jimbo Fisher, FSU, $5 million
  • Dabo Swinney, Clemson, $3.39 million
  • Paul Johnson, Georgia Tech, $3.02 million
  • Bobby Petrino, Louisville, $3 million
  • Frank Beamer, Virginia Tech, $2.67 million
  • Mike London, Virginia, $2.4 million
  • Al Golden, Miami, $2.3 million
  • David Cutcliffe, Duke, $1.84 million
  • Larry Fedora, North Carolina, $1.83 million
  • Dave Doeren, N.C. State, $1.8 million
  • Pat Narduzzi, Pittsburgh, not released
  • Steve Addazio, Boston College, not released
  • Dave Clawson, Wake Forest, not released
  • Scott Shafer, Syracuse, not released

As you can see, the ACC lags behind the SEC when it comes to football salaries, but it’s probably what you expect in a conference where basketball is king.


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