With Texas high school football season starting tonight for so many of the local area high schools, we thought it would be interesting to look at some of the salaries of some of the biggest programs in the state of Texas. I think you’ll be shocked to see how much coaches are making compared to how little teachers are making. For the full article, click here.
You know what they say about Texas, everything’s bigger and better in Texas. Also, I’ve heard if you’re not from Texas you don’t know s…………… I think you know the rest. Or, how about this one, I wasn’t born in Texas, but I got here as soon as humanly possible. So we get it, everything is bigger and badder in Texas, especially football. But did you ever wonder how much a head football coach makes who coaches one of the more dominant high school teams in Texas? If you’re like me, it may have crossed your mind. Luckily for us, there’s now an answer to that question. So, what does a Texas high school football coach make? Let’s take a look.
According to the Fort Worth Stat Telegram, the majority of high paid coaches in Texas all come from Dallas Ft. Worth. For example, Steve Wood, head ball coach for Aledo, is currently making around $95,000 a year. We had a caller call in this morning asking about the Aledo coach because Randall got smashed by Aledo last year. Aledo, from what we’ve been told, is a powerhouse program in that area. The two coaches that made the most amount of money were, Bob Wagner of Arlington Martin and Anthony Criss from Arlington Sam Houston. Both of these ball coaches are pulling close to $114,000 a year.
If you travel west, we found that the Odessa Permian coach, back when he signed a two year contract in 2013, was promised around a $110,000 salary, with a $7,500 vehicle allowance. Since then he’s won district one and taken his team to the playoffs twice. Chances are he’s been given a raise since then. Not bad for coaching a high school sport.
So, what do you think? Are these coaches making too much money?