During Malzahn's press conference yesterday he stated that he's just "a high school coach that happens to be coaching college". Well, if true, he's got to be the best paid high school coach in the country.
The exact details of Gus' contract have yet to be released, but Arkansas State's athletic director Dean Lee did say that the contract was for 5 years and Malzahn would be the highest paid coach in the Sun Belt conference. Most reports put the annual compensation in the $750,000 to $800,000 range.
Part of those incentives are said to include "an unspecified amount of vehicles from the local dealership" and Malzahn is allowed to live in a house the University owns (shown below) which used to be granted to the University's Chancellor (who recently retired). Malzahn's neighbor will be the University's basketball coach John Brady. How much fun would it be to live across the street from those two?
Any other high school coaches have a better deal?