Last week, Diverse provided the results of a survey we conducted earlier this year on the compensation and salary packages of head coaches football at public historically Black colleges and universities.
Thirty-three of the 47 public HBCUs responded to the survey, a statistically significant 70 percent. A full analysis was conducted for football and women’s and men’s basketball. This week, we present to you the findings on men’s and women’s basketball coaches at public HBCUs.
The review contains data on both base and total compensation. Base compensation is defined as the total public funds that the head coach received during the 2006-2007 academic year. Total compensation includes any additional compensation from revenue generated through camps events, such as winning championships, and incentive bonuses, such as having an academically successful team, among other things.
The survey was sent to the human resource and athletic departments of HBCUs this past spring. Some of the coaches may have left since then, so remember this reflects coaches’ compensation during the 2006-07 year.
Division I Analysis
Out of the 23 Division I HBCU men’s basketball head coaches, 19 responded for a response rate of 82.6 percent. The average salary was $100,746 and the median was $99,225. These coaches, on average, made nearly $30,000 less than the head coaches of HBCU Division I football teams. The highest base paid basketball coach was Tennessee State University’s Cyrus Alexander at $142,600, while the lowest paid was University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff’s Van Holt at $59,804. However, after factoring in additional compensation, Coppin State University’s Ron Mitchell earned the most with $202,811.
Historically Black Colleges and Universities, NAIA, NCAA II and III Football, Head Coach Salaries and Compensation for Football, 2006-2007
Source: Diverse: Issues In Higher Education, 2007
Albany State University (Ga.)
Bowie State University (Md.)
Central State University (Ohio)
Depends on: percent of student athletes with cumulative GPA’s or 3.0 and above, percent of student athletes whose annual cumulative GPAs increase, yearly graduation rates as measured by NCAA:
Cheyney State University (Pa.)
Clark Atlanta University (Ga.)
Any additional Compensation: Revenue Generated From Camps
Elizabeth City State University (N.C.)
Fayetteville State University (N.C.)
Fort Valley State University (Ga.)
Kentucky State University (Ky.)
Lane College (Tenn.)
Langston University (Ok.)
Greg E. Johnson, Sr.
Lincoln University (Pa.)
Virginia State University (Va.)
West Virginia State University (W.Va)
Division II Analysis
Eleven of the 17 Division II HBCU head basketball coaches responded to our survey, providing a 64.7 percent response rate. The average salary paid to Division II HBCU men’s basketball coaches was $61,267, and the median salary was $58,755. The top salary went to Sam Hanger of Fayetteville State University, who earned a base of $94,988. On the other end of the spectrum was Donald Jones of Bluefield State University, who earned $39,400 for coaching the men’s basketball team.
Historically Black Colleges and Universities, NAIA, NCAA II and III Men’s Basketball, Head Coach Salaries and Compensation, 2006-2007
Bluefield State University (W.Va.)
Cleo Hill Jr.
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