The 5 Highest-Paid Coaches In Women's Basketball

The 2024 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament national title game is set to tip off in a couple of hours.

No. 1 South Carolina and No. 1 Iowa will play for it all this afternoon. The Gamecocks and the Hawkeyes are expected to set a women's basketball television ratings record on Sunday . 📷

Women's college basketball is certainly thriving at the moment. The 2024 tournament has undoubtedly been the most successful one yet from a ratings and hype perspective.

LSU's head coach left Baylor for her home state a couple of years ago. It's paid off in a big way, as she led the Tigers to a national title in 2023.

1. LSU coach Kim Mulkey: $3.26 million

While it's been eight years since the Huskies won a national championship, UConn remains one of the country's premier programs. The Huskies could be the team to beat in 2024-25, too.

2. UConn coach Geno Auriemma: $3.1 million

Staley might be the best coach in the country at the moment - men's or women's. She's led the Gamecocks to a perfect season in 2023-24 and can finish it off with a national title win on Sunday afternoon.

3. South Carolina coach Dawn Staley: $3.1 million

The Longhorns were one of the country's top teams in 2024, though they fell short of reaching the Final Four.

4. Texas coach Vic Schaefer: $2.3 million

The Terps have had some disappointing finishes in recent years, though they remain one of the top programs in the Big Ten. Frese previously led Maryland to a national championship.

5. Maryland coach Brenda Frese: $1.88 million