Sportico reports that Belichick won six Super Bowl championships with Tom Brady, and has an average annual income of $18million.
It is filled with football coaches. At $10.7million per year, Nick Saban is Alabama’s football coach.
Perhaps the most shocking thing about the rankings is that the majority of coaches are white men.
The only Black men on the list were Mike Tomlin, Pittsburgh Steelers’ coach ($11.5m), and Doc Rivers, Philadelphia 76ers’ coach ($8.5m). Ron Rivera of the Washington Football Team ($8.5 million) is Latino, and the Miami Heat’s Erik Spoelstra ($8.5 million) is Filipino American.
Louis Moore a professor who specializes in African American and sports history at Grand Valley State University, said the list indicates “that we don’t really value Black leadership.”
“I think what’s going on there is this idea from the top that [Black coaches] should be lucky to have this opportunity,” he told HuffPost. “I’m not gonna pay you as much because you should be lucky.”
Moore pointed out that Mel Tucker (Michigan State football coach) is set to be an exception. amid reportsThey will receive a $95 million 10-year contract extension.
However, for Black candidates looking to become coaches, it can be a hindrance.
“The media doesn’t present the Black coach as the hot commodity,” Moore said.
Here’s Sportico’s list:
- Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots: $18 MILLION
- Pete Carroll, Seattle Seahawks. $14 million
- Sean Payton, New Orleans Saints, $14 million
- Andy Reid, Kansas City Chiefs $12 Million
- Gregg Popovich, San Antonio Spurs, $11.5 million
- Mike Tomlin, Pittsburgh Steelers, $11.5 million
- Nick Saban (Alabama), $10.7 Million
- Jimbo Fisher, Texas A&M, $9.5 million
- Kyle Shanahan San Francisco 49ers $9.5 Million
- Steve Kerr, Golden State Warriors, $9.5 million
- Dabo Swinney (Clemson), $9.3 Million
- Frank Reich, Indianapolis Colts, $9 million
- John Harbaugh, Baltimore Ravens $9 Million
- Urban Meyer, Jacksonville Jaguars, $9 million
- John Calipari Kentucky $8.6 Mio
- Matt Rhule, Carolina Panthers, $8.6 million
- Doc Rivers, Philadelphia Sixers, $8.5million
- Erik Spoelstra, Miami Heat – $8.5million
- Ron Rivera, Washington Football Team $8.5 Million
- Sean McDermott, Buffalo Bills, $8.5 million
- Sean McVay, Los Angeles Rams, $8.5 million
- Bruce Arians, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, $8 million
- Mike Budenholzer, Milwaukee Bucks, $8 million
- Nick Nurse, Toronto Raptors $8 Million
- Steve Nash, Brooklyn Nets, $8 million