MaChelle Joseph, Ga. Tech women’s hoops coach: $358,099
Orange Bowl-loser Paul Johnson was only the second-highest-paid coach at Georgia Tech last year, state records show. Tech paid MaChelle Joseph, the women’s basketball coach, $8,100 more than Johnson in fiscal year 2009.
Overall, Johnson collects much more (total compensation of $2.3 million, according to USA Today) through the Tech athletic association and other income. But figures just released by state auditors show Joseph’s base salary ranked second, behind UGA’s Mark Richt, among all coaches at state universities.
Here are the top 10 coaches’ salaries for the year ending in June 2009, courtesy of Open.Georgia.gov:
$382,669 Mark Richt, UGA football
$358,099 MaChelle Joseph, Ga. Tech women’s basketball
$349,999 Paul Johnson, Ga. Tech football
$334,861 Paul Hewitt, Ga. Tech men’s basketball
$296,889 Danny Hall, Ga. Tech baseball
$281,667 Robert Wommack, Ga. Tech football, defensive coordinator (fired this week)
$247,500 Suzanne Yoculan, UGA women’s gymnastics (now retired)
$238,358 Robert Bobo, UGA football, offensive coordinator
$238,358 Willie Martinez, UGA football, defensive coordinator (fired Dec. 2)
$238,358 Stacy Searels, UGA, football, offensive line coach