Chris Doyle is the strength and conditioning coach for the University of Iowa football program. Chris Doyle must be awfully good at his job. Because Chris Doyle is getting paid really, really well.
According to a report in USA Today, Doyle is making $595,000 for the fiscal year beginning in July.
The strength and conditioning coach. Not the head coach. Not the offensive coordinator. Not the defensive coordinator.
The strength coach.
The USA Today article notes that Doyle is being paid the same base amount as Iowa’s coordinators, which is quite unusual.
“Most of the people who follow our program know that what’s very important to (Iowa head coach) Kirk (Ferentz) is student-athlete development — physically, mentally, leadership,” Iowa’s athletic director Gary Barta told USA Today. “He relies heavily on Chris’s role in that.”
The website 247WallSt.com compiled a list of the highest paid employee in each state, which ran last September. According to those numbers, Doyle would be the highest paid public employee in nine states, including New York.
“The fact of the matter is, it’s the best strength and conditioning job in football — college or pro,” Doyle told the Des Moines Register.
We don’t doubt it.
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