UW-Madison – William Ryan $421,000 with $2,401,618 inc. bonuses.
UW-Whitewater – Patrick Miller $85,468 and no bonuses.
UW-Milwaukee – Rob Jeter $452,130 with $495,441 inc. bonuses.
UW-Madison – Bobbie Kelsey $305,500 with $309,350 inc. bonuses.
UW-Whitewater – Keri Carollo $74,633
UW-Milwaukee – Kyle Rechlicz $131,300 with $135,355 inc. bonuses.
UW-Madison – Gary Andersen $400,000 with $2,199,401 inc. bonuses.
UW- Whitewater – Kevin Bullis $42,000 with $53,785 inc. bonuses.
UW- Eau Claire – Robert Glaser $65,814 with no bonuses.
UW-Madison – Paula Wilkins $119,149 with no bonuses.
UW – Whitewater – Ryan Quamme $53,420 with no bonuses.
UW – Eau Claire – Sean Yengo $44,513 with no bonuses.
UW-Milwaukee – Scott Doffek $68,660 with $73,720 inc. bonuses.
UW – Whitewater – John Vodenlich $67,357 with $79,357 inc. bonuses.
UW- Stevens Point – Pat Bloom $46,552 with $61,552 inc. bonuses.
UW-Madison – Yvette Healy $112,085 with no bonuses.
UW- Whitewater – Brenda Volk $45,458 with $47,458 inc. bonuses.
UW – La Crosse – Chris Helixon $40,243 with $43,243 inc. bonuses.
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Gender equality is an ongoing topic, in particularly in the sporting world. Should colleges be made to pay their male and female team’s coaches the same amount per annum?
In terms of annual salary, there is a difference between the amount coaches of male teams earn, as opposed to the amount coaches of female teams earn.
For example, UW-Madison men’s basketball coach William ‘Bo’ Ryan earns a base salary of $421,000 per year, including $2,401,618 in bonuses.
This is in comparison with Bobbie Kelsey – the women’s basketball coach, who earns $305,500 with bonuses amounting to $309,350.
As a rule, women’s sport doesn’t tend to allow for bonuses to be incorporated into the contract. Which suggests that there is not enough money provided towards the female sports, as opposed to the mens.
Money is generated from tuition fees, sponsorships and advertisements. Some schools have their own TV stations, which is another source of income. Depending on the status (DI, DII, DII) that determines how much a school will typically earn, and consequently spend.
American sport comparisons
From the research conducted, it is evident that the sport that pays the most is men’s basketball. In comparison with football and baseball, the basketball coaches can expect to earn larger salaries.
As Madison is the capital of Wisconsin, the Badgers is seen as the biggest team in the state. William “Bo” Ryan earns almost five times the amount the coach at Milwaukee earns per year.
Baseball is the lowest earning sport from the sports mentioned, with average salaries in the region of $55,000 to $60,000 per year – depending on bonuses set by each individual university.
This is a coincidence as Milwaukee is a bigger city than Madison, but the school in Madison is superior to that of Milwaukee.
US v UK sporting styles
College sport is a big business in the U.S.A. Coaches’ public university salaries are open to the public.
Private universities are not required to make their records public.
While the general consensus is that most American students must graduate from college if they are to gain a full time job in their chosen industry.
This is not a necessity in the UK, a degree does help, but it does not guarantee future employment. Students can legally leave high school at 16 and go into the world of work, or apply for an apprenticeship.
However, in the UK, many of the coaches are currently employed members of staff who give up their free time to help out the sports teams.
This is totally voluntary, staff members have the final say as to whether they want an additional role.
From experience, Soccer requires any coach to have a minimum of level one F.A. coaching badge. This is the same for Cricket, but Rugby does not require any qualifications.
In some cases, the coaches will get their gas, and any food or drink purchases reimbursed by the school.
If an athlete is seen to be good enough, a professional sports club will have signed them up, and will train on a full time basis at the youth center. Education for those signed up is provided by the individual club, as opposed to going to school.
Overall, college sport is seen as an area of importance in the US. Not only do universities pride themselves on their academic ability, they also want to have the best athletes available.
Investing money into sporting developments determines which division the university will compete in – those with larger resources will take part in DI, and those with more limited resources will take part in DIII.