Where UW football ranks among assistant coaches salaries

The USA Today does a great job of creating data bases to compare a lot of financial numbers in college athletics.

Its latest was listing assistant coaches salaries, and what schools spend on assistant salaries, among the Football Bowl Subdivision.

Here is the link to the entire data base:

http://sports.usatoday.com/ncaa/salaries/football/assistant

As for Wyoming, it spent $1,224,315 on salaries forĀ its assistant coaches. The two highest paid coaches are the coordinators — Steve Stanard on defense ($203,375) and Brent Vigen on offense ($203,275).

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Salaries for college assistant football coaches

USA Today came out with a data base of assistant coaches salaries at the Football Bowl Subdivision level for the 2013 season.

Here is the link:

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/salaries/ncaaf/assistant/

It’s interesting to look at this and see Wyoming ranked last among Mountain West schools in total money paid to assistants at $925,044 for this past season. That figure will go up to $1,085,000 next season as UW added $160,000 to the assistant coaching pool for newly hired coach Craig Bohl.

However, UW athletics director Tom Burman said Sunday UW wasn’t the lowest in the league because it depends on what schools count as part of their assistant coaching staff. Some can include a director of operations, recruiting coordinator and a video director. This data base does not, at least not all of them.

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About half of UW’s budget comes from subsidies

According to a USA Today report, a little more than half of the University of Wyoming’s athletics budget comes from subsidies.

Subsidies are calculated using revenue categories from the school’s NCAA financial reports: student fees, direct and indirect institution support and direct state support; the percentage is the portion of revenue that comes from such funds.

The subsidies for UW have increased by about $2.4 million from 2006 to 2010, or from 51 percent in 2006 to 52 percent in 2010.

The rest of UW’s athletics budget is self-generated.

As far as other Mountain West schools, UNLV was at 60 percent in subsidies in 2010, San Diego State was at 52 percent and CSU was 50 percent. Boise State was at 29 percent.

Bigger programs like Michigan, LSU, Nebraska, Ohio State, Oklahoma and Texas were at 0 percent, meaning they are completly self-sustaining. No big surprise there.

Any thoughts/opinions on this?

Seems to me UW is about where is should be given the financial resources made available. I hear all the time how much money the state has in surplus and all that, so should some of that be given to UW athletics? I don’t think you would find anyone in the athletics department that would say no to that, but I also don’t think you would find a legislator that would say yes.

Here is a link to the story, and as you scroll down you will find Wyoming’s figures.

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/2011-06-23-2011-athletic-department-subsidy-table_n.htm?loc=interstitialskip