The Diamondback released its annual university salary guide on Monday, which, for our sake, means we know just how much each Maryland coach makes.
Not much has changed at the top of the list over the past three years, with a subtle change. Women’s basketball head coach Brenda Frese is now the third-highest paid university employee and second-highest paid coach, behind men’s basketball head coach Mark Turgeon.
Frese will earn $523,657.23 this year, a $24,936.06 (or 5 percent) raise from the prior year. She leaped football head coach DJ Durkin, who’s the fourth-highest paid, and Athletic Director Kevin Anderson rounds out the top five in what’s definitely his last year on this list. Newly hired offensive coordinator Matt Canada comes in seventh.
The list includes only base salaries; Turgeon and Durkin both make other income off apparel deals, radio, etc. When taking into account total income, USA Today reported Turgeon made $2.7 million and Durkin made $2.4 million. In addition, Canada’s actual salary for the year will be closer to $700,000, since his contract includes an additional $250,000 for public appearances and promotions.
Here are all the coaches who are among the top-25 highest-paid university employees and other notable figures:
- Mark Turgeon, men’s basketball head coach: $574,425.03 — 2nd
- Brenda Frese, women’s basketball head coach: $523,657.23 — 3rd
- DJ Durkin, football head coach: $500,000.00 — 4th
- Kevin Anderson, Athletic Director: $494,964.09 — 5th
- Matt Canada, offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach: $450,000.00 — 7th
- Andy Buh, defensive coordinator: $400,000.00 — 12th
- Jimmy Brumbaugh, co-defensive coordinator and D-line coach: $350,000.00 — 22nd
- Damon Evans, interim athletic director: $325,000
- John Tillman, men’s lacrosse coach: $288,750
- Sasho Cirovski, men’s soccer coach: 210,120.00
- Cathy Reese, women’s lacrosse coach: 178,500.00
- Missy Meharg, field hockey coach: $175,404.00
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Women’s lacrosse has its penultimate road game against Princeton today airing at 6 p.m. ET on ESPNU.
The NFL missed on Stefon Diggs out of college. It won’t make the same mistake with D.J. Moore.
Maryland’s League of Legends team won its second straight Big Ten Title yesterday, taking down Illinois in the finals.
Both basketball teams had a five-star signee represent well at the Jordan Brand Classic last weekend. Jalen Smith scored 14 points, with nine rebounds and three blocks in a win for the West. Shakira Austin won MVP of the other game with 18 points and 14 boards in another win for the incoming Terps.