So Jim Calhoun makes $1,600,000. You can debate whether he’s worth it all you want, but that’s big time college sports. That’s the route UConn has chosen to go, and Calhoun has delivered, whether he needs anger management counseling or not.
But you know, he could do even better. Especially if he became the head football coach at U.S.C., or a top flight professor of dermatology. Yup, a professor.
Pete Carroll, the head football coach at U.S.C., received $4,415,714 in 2007, about four times as much as the president of the university, Steven B. Sample. Dr. David N. Silvers, the Columbia dermatologist, received $4,332,759, compared with $1,411,894 for Lee C. Bollinger, the president of the university. And he was not the only Columbia employee who out-earned the president: Dr. Jeffrey W. Moses, a professor of medicine, received $2,532,713. (New York Times)