Clemson Tigers Coach Dabo Swinney Leads as College Football’s Highest Paid Coach

South Carolina’s Clemson University’s Tigers Coach, Dabo Swinney, Sees Increase in Salary as College Football Team Rises to Nation Champion Level.

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National College Football Coach Dabo Swinney began his career alongside the Clemson Tigers in 2009, and has coached the team through some of the team’s best victories since.

Known to be a very competitive field, collegiate sports are made up of the best of the best team players. Anywhere from soccer to football, collegiate sports consist of the most talented and valuable team members that any college or university has to offer.

Not only are sports team members hand-picked to ensure the best individuals make up the team, likewise is the rest of the people that train, coach, and support team members.

Dabo Swinney began to coach the Clemson Tigers in 2009 and has been part of the team since. In Swinney’s time as being the team’s coach, as the world has seen the Tigers rise in performance and gain title after title after being victorious in games, Swinney’s hard work in being coach has also been recognized as his salary has risen drastically since his start as the team’s coach.

According to the National Collegiate Athletic Association coach statistics, Swinney ranked no.1 as the highest paid collegiate football coach.

As shown in the above interactive graphic, Swinney began his career alongside the Clemson Tigers as their coach in 2009 at a salary of $250,000 and has risen drastically to where it is now in 2019, $9.3 million.

With the success that Swinney coaches and leads the Tigers to, is reflected in his salary. With the National Championship win of 35-31 in 2016 against the Alabama Crimson Tide football team, Swinney’s salary rose from $4.4 million in 2016 to $8.5 million in 2017, almost doubling in salary total.

Likewise, the victory that Swinney coached the Tigers through in 2018, a 44-16 championship game once again against the Alabama Crimson Tide football team, resulted in Swinney’s salary to increase from $6.2 million in 2018 to $9.3 million in 2019.

With the start of the 2020 Football season to come in fall, Swinney is expected to remain the top paid college football coach, but only time will tell if Swinney keeps his ranking amongst competing collegiate coaches.

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