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Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi made $3M in 2016

October 5, 2018

Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi’s total compensation in 2016, including funds paid by the university and other sources, plus benefits, perks and performance bonuses, was listed at $3,017,718, according to figures published Wednesday by USA Today.

Narduzzi’s total compensation is 16 percent above the average of coaches at 130 FBS schools ($2,600,000), according to the newspaper. It is also 42nd nationally and eighth in the ACC.

USA Today procured Narduzzi’s compensation figures from the Pennsylvania Right-To-Know Law report based on documents from the 2016 calendar year. The newspaper did the same for several other schools, including Miami, Duke, Boston College, Syracuse and Wake Forest in the ACC. Figures for public schools are from the current contract year.

Pitt does not release the salaries of its employees.

Narduzzi, who has signed two contract extensions since he was hired in 2014, has compiled a 23-20 record in four seasons at Pitt. His current deal runs through 2024.

Penn State coach James Franklin’s total pay this year is listed at $4,800,000, 15th in the nation, fifth in the Big Ten. Franklin’s contract has a buyout provision as of Dec. 1, 2018, of $18,375,000.

USA Today reported Penn State did not release Franklin’s contract, but the figures are based on a financial term sheet distributed by the university. His pay includes a $300,000 payment payable Dec. 31, 2018.

West Virginia’s Dana Holgorsen’s total pay is listed at $3,605,000, 32nd overall and sixth in the Big 12, with a buyout of $7,150,000. Narduzzi’s buyout was not listed.

Alabama coach Nick Saban tops the list with total pay of $8,307,000.

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