Front Office Sports: “P5 Football Coach Spending Shows No Sign of Slowing”

Amanda Christovich highlights key projections from the Knight Commission’s January 2023 NCAA Convention session. “If the NCAA, College Football Playoff, and Power 5 programs don’t make significant changes to their habits, spending on football coaching salaries will continue to far outpace spending for athletes’ rights, according to a Knight Commission report.

  • By 2030, football coaching salaries could go up 353% compared with 2011, for a total of $1.5 billion.
  • Spending for football coach severance packages could reach $155 million in 2030.
  • Meanwhile, athletic student aid may climb to $1.2 billion — only a 102% increase since 2011.”

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