Is all of that state money or do boosters supplement that? Who sets the salaries at the high school level? I thought they were state employees.
I ask because I know teachers who quit coaching because the "suppliment" of $500 per sport was not enough to pay for the gas back and forth much less the time involved.
The pay was increased much more by the number of years on the job and the level of education received. A masters degree paid much more than being the girls basketball coach.
All that said, $80k is not out of the question for the level of responsibilty and work that goes into running a high school football program these days.
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