Hoiberg was 27th highest paid coach in Big Dance

Before we get to Fred Hoiberg, here’s a quick editorial: Mike Krzyzewski’s salary at Duke is ridicuous. No hating, but the man made $9,682,032 last season according to USA TODAY’s new NCAA Tournament coaching salary database. 

That’s insane! 

Onto Iowa State…

Of the 68 programs that made last year’s Big Dance, Hoiberg’s total pay of $1,618,750 ranked him 27th in the field. 

How does that stack up against  the other coaches from the Big 12 whose teams made the NCAA Tournament? Well, Hoiberg’s pay was the lowest of them all (that are listed below). 

Bill Self, Kansas, $4,960,763

Rick Barnes, Texas, $2,550,000

Travis Ford, Oklahoma State, $2,450,000

Lon Kruger, Oklahoma, $2,200,000

Scott Drew, Baylor, $2,133,120

Bruce Weber, Kansas State, $1,754,040

Fred Hoiberg, Iowa State, $1,618,750

Chris Williams


Chris was hired as Cyclone Fanatic’s publisher in the fall of 2009. He is Iowa State football's postgame show host on the Cyclone Radio Network and can be heard daily from 4-7 on Des Moines' top-rated sports station, 1460 KXnO. Williams, a 2007 graduate of Iowa State’s Greenlee School of Journalism, is the former publisher of the old ( He has also written for the Des Moines Register, the Ames Tribune, and is the former sports director at KMA Radio. When Williams isn’t working, you can usually find him doing something outdoors with his wife Ashley, daughter Camryn, and Golden Retriever Dierks. He enjoys golfing, boating, country music, the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Braves and is passionate about any and all motor sports so finding Williams at a local dirt track is very common.