The University of Wisconsin restructured head football coach Paul Chryst’s contract recently, but he still remains in the bottom half of the Big Ten in football coaching salaries.
Chryst 5-year deal gives him a $300,000 annual increase, but he’ll enter the 2019 season no better than ninth among the 14 Big Ten head coaches. Chryst is set to earn $4.15 million this coming season.
Chryst’s base salary is $400,000. The remaining $3.75 million comes from the UW Foundation.
The Badgers finished 5-4 in the Big Ten last season and 8-5 overall. In Chryst’s first three seasons saw the Badgers go 10-3, 11-3 and 13-1.
With Ohio State’s Urban Meyer retiring, Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh becomes the Big Ten’s highest paid coach. Harbaugh earned $7.5 million last season. Nebraska’s Scott Frost and Illinois’ Lovie Smith both earned $5 million.
Purdue’s Jeff Brohm earned $3.8 million last season, but after being courted by Louisville, Brohm got a new deal with the Boilermakers that could be worth up to $6 million a year.