Good Luck With That wrote:
A lot of mid major assistants make 30k - 45k. (To put that in perspective, fast food places in my neighborhood are paying $37k to kids who just graduated from high school.)
You REALLY need to have a passion to be a college coach because you certainly aren't doing it for the money.
From a financial perspective they're actually better off being a high school teacher making 60k - 80k and coaching their high school team.
How much fun can it be to spend years as an assistant coach making starvation wages?
The only way you are making 60-80k a year as a HS teacher and coach is if you’re in the right school district and state and have about 10-15 years of experience. And most people do not realize the struggles and challenges of being a teacher these days. Spend a week teaching in some Public schools and see if you’re ok with a 35-40k a year coaching salary after that.