Big Ten Football Coaches

Big Ten Football CoachesDid you know that there are four Big Ten football coaches that hail from the State of Ohio? No? Did you know that each Big Ten coach makes over a million dollars each year? I’m sure you did, it’s common knowledge these days. But what about the coach who makes the most money in the Big Ten and the coach who makes these least? Did you know that two Big Ten football coaches majored in political science and another in psychology? Do you know who the oldest Big Ten football coach is? What about the current dean of Big Ten football coaches? You can find out everything about Big Ten football coaches here.

See how much you know about each Big Ten football coach in our interactive roster below. See Big Ten football coach personal histories in ascending and descending order. Also, we added Maryland and Rutgers head coaches just to be ahead of the curve, we’re sure they are in for a big raise before next year! Just click on a column header to sort each row.

Big Ten Football Coaches
Head Coach
Year Hired
Base Salary
Previous Position
Year Born
Home State
Alma Mater
College Position
Bachelors Degree
Coaching Tree
Illinois Fighting Illini
Tim Beckman20121,600,000HC Toledo1965OhioFindlayLinebackerP.E.Jim Tressel
Indiana Hoosiers
Kevin Wilson20111,200,000OC Oklahoma1961North CarolinaUNCCenterMathematicsRandy Walker
Iowa Hawkeyes
Kirk Ferentz19993,650,000OL Baltimore Ravens1955MichiganConnecticutLinebackerEnglish EducationHayden Fry
Maryland Terrapins
Randy Edsall20112,000,000HC Connecticut1958PennsylvaniaSyracuseQuarterbackP.E.Tom Coughlin
Michigan Wolverines
Brady Hoke20112,000,000HC San Diego State1958OhioBall StateLinebackerCriminal JusticeLloyd Carr
Michigan State Spartans
Mark Dantonio20071,800,000HC Cincinnati1956TexasSouth CarolinaDefensive BackEducationJim Tressel
Minnesota Golden Gophers
Jerry Kill20111,200,000HC Northern Illinois1961KansasSouthwesternLinebackerEducationDennis Franchione
Nebraska Cornhuskers
Bo Pelini20082,775,000DC LSU1967OhioOhio StateFree SafetyBusiness MarketingLes Miles
Northwestern Wildcats
Pat Fitzgerald20061,200,000LB Northwestern1974IllinoisNorthwesternLinebackerEconomicsRandy Walker
Ohio State Buckeyes
Urban Meyer20124,000,000HC Florida1964OhioCincinnatiDefensive BackPsychologyEarle Bruce
Penn State Nittany Lions
James Franklin20144,300,000HC Vanderbilt1972PennsylvaniaEast ShroudsburgQuarterbackPsychologyRalph Friedgen
Purdue Boilermakers
Darrell Hazell20132,000,000HC Kent State1964New JerseyMuskingumWide ReceiverSpeech CommunicationJim Tressel
Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Kyle Flood20121,000,000AHC Rutgers1971New YorkIonaOffensive LinemanEducationGreg Schiano
Wisconsin Badgers
Gary Andersen20132,000,000HC Utah State1964UtahUtahCenterPolitical ScienceUrban Meyer

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