Values are so out of whack that in 41 states a coach is the highest paid state employee. West Virginia’s highest paid public employee is WVU basketball coach Bob Huggins’ at a salary of 3 million dollars.So how about if he tithes 10% ($300,000) for player wages. That could give a team of 10 players $30,000 each, with Huggins living easy on the remaining $2.7 million.
WVU football coach Dana Holgorsen is West Virginia’s second highest paid public employee. He rakes in $2.6 million. If Holgorsen tithes 10% ($260,000) to player wages, a team of sixty players would each get $4,333 and Holgorsen could live easy on the $2.34 million left over.
You can tell WVU Athletic Director Oliver Luck what you think of college player unions at MAC@mail.wvu.edu.