Auriemma, who will earn $2.06 million this year, the second year of a five-year contract, is also the most successful coach currently in women's basketball. Tuesday night he will be trying for his third straight national title and his 10th in the 30 years he's been coaching the team. His Huskies meet Notre Dame in the women's championship game for the second straight year.
Auriemma's pay is slated to rise to $2.4 million by the 2017-18 school year, the final year of his contract. He'll be paid $10.9 million during the life of the contract, not counting endorsement deals, basketball camps, and perks like $15,000 a year car allowance and his country club membership.