UMass Basketball Coach to make $994,500 per year

Kellogg signs extension with UMass

AMHERST, Mass. (WWLP) – UMass basketball coach Derek Kellogg signed a contract extension through the 2018-19 season with the option of being extended through the 2020-21 season.

The 41-year-old Springfield native will make $994,500 per year prior to any bonuses.

“I am excited to lead this program into the future. Our players have represented this University in a first-class manner and I am excited for where we are heading,” said Kellogg.

Kellogg becomes the state’s highest salaried employee, UMass Medical School Chancellor Michael Collins previously held that distinction making $650,000 per year.  Former UMass football coach Charlie Molnar will make $963,035 this year because of a buyout clause in his contract after he was fired.  That was paid in one lump sum.

According to a USA Today story, Kellogg will become the 36th highest paid coach in college basketball.  Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski makes $9.6 million a year.  Two coaches with UMass ties, Louisville’s Rick Pitino ($5.7 million) and Kentucky coach John Calipari ($5.5 million) are the 2nd and 3rd highest paid college basketball coaches.

Kellogg, a 1995 UMass graduate, is entering into his 7th season as the Minutemen’s head coach. He led UMass to the NCAA tournament last season.  He has a 109-85 record with the Minutemen.

UMass opens their season on November 14 against Siena at the Mullins Center.

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