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dggoddard
07-17-2009, 11:30 PM
Mike Chambers of the Denver Post lists the salaries and length of contracts of WCHA coaches in his blog today. No mention if Mike Eaves gets a bonus every time he cuts a player on scholarship & saves Wisconsin money. :)

http://blogs.denverpost.com/sports/2009/07/17/gwozdecky-is-wchas-highest-paid-coach/

Flashy Man
07-17-2009, 11:36 PM
At least for the usual bottom five teams, it's noticeable how they correlate to standings.

Siouxfaninseattle
07-17-2009, 11:38 PM
Mike Chambers of the Denver Post lists the salaries and length of contracts of WCHA coaches in his blog today. No mention if Mike Eaves gets a bonus every time he cuts a player on scholarship & saves Wisconsin money. :)

http://blogs.denverpost.com/sports/2009/07/17/gwozdecky-is-wchas-highest-paid-coach/

I wonder how these numbers compare to the other conferences?

dggoddard
07-17-2009, 11:49 PM
I wonder how these numbers compare to the other conferences?The WCHA would have the highest average salaries.

The top coaches throughout the NCAA probably make above or around $200,000, everyone else probably makes $70,000-$130,000.

I'd guess that the biggest difference between the WCHA and the other conferences is what the top assistants make. Also WCHA schools would have more support staff and people who answer to the hockey coach. Almost certainly WCHA schools would have the largest budgets for everything from travel to hockey sticks.

Puck Swami
07-17-2009, 11:51 PM
Salary is just a part of the story - there may be performance bonuses, hockey camp income, TV/radio show income and other perks like country club memberships, paid car, etc. The compensation packages may be larger than how they appear in Mike's Blog...

dggoddard
07-17-2009, 11:55 PM
Salary is just a part of the story - there may be performance bonuses, hockey camp income, TV/radio show income and other perks like country club memberships, paid car, etc. The compensation packages may be larger than how they appear in Mike's Blog...Good point.

Plus some of the coaches have their kids college tuition paid for or subsidized which is a pretty good chunk of change. Its also tax free, which is a huge bonus.

Hammy
07-18-2009, 01:16 AM
I can pretty much guarantee you Lucia makes the biggest compensation package in the conference when you throw in the media, camps, etc.

SCSU Euro
07-18-2009, 02:57 AM
No real surprises or head-scratchers on that list, either with someone getting paid more or less than you'd think. And I'd assume that Owens is probably somewhere between Hakstol and Motzko.

aallenpollreisz
07-18-2009, 06:40 AM
Hmm. I always assumed Gwoz had the highest salary of all WCHA coaches, but I'm a bit shocked he isn't making significantly more.

willythekid
07-18-2009, 09:01 AM
Hmm. I always assumed Gwoz had the highest salary of all WCHA coaches, but I'm a bit shocked he isn't making significantly more.

He would make more but he gets too many fines for being a cheat and a effeminate dasher dancer...

SkimeySalamander
07-18-2009, 10:04 AM
Red Berenson (Michigan) makes $190,000.

tic tac toe
07-18-2009, 11:30 AM
Wonder what Dean Blais in the soon to be WCHA UNO makes

Hammer
07-18-2009, 11:32 AM
Red Berenson (Michigan) makes $190,000.

That might be his salary from Michigan, but he makes a helluva lot more than that from the other aspects of the program. I read something a few years ago where they published what Michigan and Michigan State's coaches made. I remember Red making over $700K, everything all-in, and a few dollars more than then-basketball coach Tommy Amaker.

joecct
07-18-2009, 12:27 PM
Toot Cahoon makes a bit over $200K, while Blaise MacDonald makes ~$175K.

Contrast this to the incoming coach at Brown who will make a paltry ~$85,000. I also remember when Mark Mazzolini left Harvard from Green Bay (USHL), he got a pay raise.

HockeyMN
07-18-2009, 02:13 PM
The University of Minnesota newspaper actually posted the top 100 salaries for the entire university system this past year. The article was written back on Dec. 8, 2008, but it looks more current (with respect to Lucia's earnings) than the article from the Denver Post.

Here's the link: http://www.mndaily.com/2008/12/08/100-highest-paid-u-employees-largely-admins
The link within the first sentence takes you to the actual list.

Here are the highlights:

Lucia: $241,196
Tubby Smith: $630,000
Tim Brewster: $408,000

Kinda funny, huh? If you went by this info you'd have to think that the U of M values football and basketball more than hockey ... of course, we all know better.

HoosierBBall_GopherHockey
07-18-2009, 02:29 PM
The University of Minnesota newspaper actually posted the top 100 salaries for the entire university system this past year. The article was written back on Dec. 8, 2008, but it looks more current (with respect to Lucia's earnings) than the article from the Denver Post.

Here's the link: http://www.mndaily.com/2008/12/08/100-highest-paid-u-employees-largely-admins
The link within the first sentence takes you to the actual list.

Here are the highlights:

Lucia: $241,196
Tubby Smith: $630,000
Tim Brewster: $408,000

Kinda funny, huh? If you went by this info you'd have to think that the U of M values football and basketball more than hockey ... of course, we all know better.

Actually, I would have to say the university probably does value football over hockey, and basketball is starting to become important again as well, but not to the point of hockey just yet.

thebrain
07-18-2009, 02:39 PM
The University of Minnesota newspaper actually posted the top 100 salaries for the entire university system this past year. The article was written back on Dec. 8, 2008, but it looks more current (with respect to Lucia's earnings) than the article from the Denver Post.

Here's the link: http://www.mndaily.com/2008/12/08/100-highest-paid-u-employees-largely-admins
The link within the first sentence takes you to the actual list.

Here are the highlights:

Lucia: $241,196
Tubby Smith: $630,000
Tim Brewster: $408,000

Kinda funny, huh? If you went by this info you'd have to think that the U of M values football and basketball more than hockey ... of course, we all know better.

But how do those salaries compare to others in college basketball, football, and the Big Ten? It's not necessarily that they value those programs more, it's more the market rate for football and basketball coaches. How much money does the football and basketball programs bring in compared to hockey? U of M football is going to start bringing in a lot more money too...

SCSU Euro
07-19-2009, 01:16 PM
Actually, I would have to say the university probably does value football over hockey, and basketball is starting to become important again as well, but not to the point of hockey just yet.

WOOSH!

redeagle
07-19-2009, 04:18 PM
The WCHA would have the highest average salaries.

The top coaches throughout the NCAA probably make above or around $200,000, everyone else probably makes $70,000-$130,000.

I'd guess that the biggest difference between the WCHA and the other conferences is what the top assistants make. Also WCHA schools would have more support staff and people who answer to the hockey coach. Almost certainly WCHA schools would have the largest budgets for everything from travel to hockey sticks.

Anyone know the range for assistants in the WCHA?

FadeToBlack&Gold
07-19-2009, 05:49 PM
Russell must've gotten a raise in the past year or two. Last I heard, he was making just under $100k.