Coach K’s 2011 compensation almost $9.7 million

May. 16, 2013 @ 07:20 PM

Mike Krzyzewski’s total compensation grew in 2011, the year the Duke coach became the winningest NCAA Division I men’s basketball coach with his 903rd victory.

According to Duke University’s tax return for fiscal year 2011-12, Krzyzewski’s compensation for calendar year 2011 totaled about $9.682 million.

That total included about $1.98 million in base compensation as well as another approximately $5.642 million in bonus and incentive payments.

He also was credited with $1.982 million in retirement and other deferred compensation, $59,616 in an “other” category of compensation, and $19,344 in non-taxable benefits.

The amount he was to receive in base compensation for the year was down slightly compared to 2010, while his total bonus and incentive pay was up by $1.89 million.

He was the highest paid employee on Duke’s roster in the year. In addition, according to USA Today Sports, he was the highest-paid college coach since at least 2006, when the organization began tracking the pay of men’s football and basketball coaches.

Duke football coach David Cutcliffe’s compensation was about $1.79 million in the year, according to the return, while Kevin White, the university’s vice president and director of athletics, is credited with $934,015.

Victor Dzau, chancellor of health affairs for Duke and the president and CEO of the Duke University Health System, had a total compensation in the year of $2.77 million.

Duke President Richard Brodhead’s total compensation in the year was listed at about $1.18 million. Ralph Snyderman, a professor of medicine and a chancellor emeritus for health affairs for Duke, had a compensation total in the year of about $1.09 million.

In an email, Michael Schoenfeld, Duke’s vice president for public affairs and government relations, said university officials don’t comment on the details of individual contracts or compensation.

“What I can say is that by any measure, Coach K is one of the greatest, if not the greatest, college coach of all time,” he said. “His compensation takes into account his 33 years of service at Duke, his unparalleled success as a head coach — in 2011 he became the winningest (NCAA Division I) head coach of all-time — and his commitment to the academic achievement of student-athletes and to Duke University.”

Krzyzewski now has 957 wins. In 2012, less than a year after the 903rd win that surpassed Bob Knight’s NCAA Division I record, he coached Team USA to Olympic gold in London.