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Wright State Guardian: Basketball Coach Scott Nagy paid more than university president

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Excerpt from the Wright State Guardian

Men’s Basketball Head Coach Scott Nagy was the highest-paid Wright State University employee this past fiscal year, making over $30,000 more than the university president.

WSU paid its coaches $1,114,631.57 in Fiscal Year 2021, with over $750,000 of that going to men’s and women’s basketball coaches.

As of this time, the university has not commented on these figures.

Of the over $1.1 million in the gross salary paid to 24 WSU coaches this past fiscal year, over 27% of that went straight to the highest-paid coach.

Men’s Basketball Head Coach Scott Nagy was paid the most by far, earning $302,395.88 this past academic year, making over two and a half times more than any other coach in the athletics program.

“When we hired Scott back in 2016, we wanted to upgrade our basketball program, so we decided to pay him at the top of the league,” Athletics Director Bob Grant said. “We try to stay in the average of the Horizon League, but if we want to focus on winning, we’ll pay at the top of the league.”

Not only was Nagy the highest-paid coach, but he was also the highest-paid employee at WSU, making over $30,000 more than President Sue Edwards and doubling the salary of Athletics Director Bob Grant.

With last season’s 18-6 record, Nagy’s salary comes down to $12,599.83 per game and $16,799.77 per win. Merriweather is paid the most per game after Nagy, but only has a third of his numbers at $3,974 per game and $5,647 per win.