USA Today coaches salary database: How much every ACC head coach is scheduled to make in 2021
USA Today has released its annual salaries database for head coaches in college football.
Unsurprisingly, Clemson’s Dabo Swinney tops all ACC coaches at $8.37 million. That’s nearly double what the next closest coach in the conference is set to make in 2021.
Swinney was supposed to make $9.51 million this season but that number was reduced due to the pandemic. His new figure puts him fourth nationally in coach salary for this year, trailing Alabama’s Nick Saban, LSU’s Ed Orgeron and Stanford’s David Shaw.
Pittsburgh’s Pat Narduzzi and Virginia’s Bronco Mendenhall are the only other ACC coaches with a salary north of $4 million in 2021.
At the bottom of the table is Georgia Tech’s Geoff Collins, who is one of two ACC coaches to make less than $3 million this season. Collins is in his third season with the Yellow Jackets and is 9-19 overall.
Here’s what every ACC coach is scheduled to make in 2021, according to USA Today’s coaching salaries database:
- Dabo Swinney, Clemson: $8.37 million
- Pat Narduzzi, Pittsburgh: $4.82 million
- Bronco Mendenhall, Virginia: $4.25 million
- Justin Fuente, Virginia Tech: $3.83 million
- Mike Norvell, Florida State: $3.75 million
- Dave Clawson, Wake Forest: $3.61 million
- Dino Babers, Syracuse: $3.50 million
- Mack Brown, North Carolina: $3.43 million
- Dave Doeren, North Carolina State: $3.18 million
- Scott Satterfield, Louisville: $3.09 million
- David Cutcliffe, Duke: $2.96 million
- Geoff Collins, Georgia Tech: $2.88 million
Note: Salaries were not listed for Miami’s Manny Diaz or Boston College’s Jeff Hafley. According to the LA Times, Diaz made $3.1 million in 2019 and Hafley made $3 million in 2020.