Coaching a successful college basketball team pays well. It’s no secret that coaches of leading Division I teams make more than a decent living. Find out what current University of Connecticut men;s basketball coach Kevin Ollie is worth thanks to a $3,000,000 five year contract.
Any Huskies fan will know that Kevin Ollie had big shoes to fill after stepping up in the wake up Jim Calhoun’s retirement. Jim Calhoun led the men’s team to three national titles during his time with them and was revered as a legend from fans everywhere.
Naturally, anyone who would come after Calhoun was going to face strict criticism and comparisons. But after only one year as new head coach, Ollie led the Huskies to its fourth national championship win.
As a result, his contract with UConn is a lucrative. $3 million a year puts him as one of the most handsomely paid coaches in the division. But that’s not all Ollie has in the bank.
Before taking the assistant coaching job with UConn, which led to his current position, Ollie was an NBA player for multiple teams. We all know that NBA players are also very well-paid individuals, so it makes that Ollie should be worth a ton of money.
And it’s true, the guy who Kevin Durant said “taught him the ropes” is