Thanks to local newspapers across the country and the intrepid folks at USA Today, we know everything there is to know about FBS coaching salaries. But beyond that? Nada. And that's a shame, because each and every one of us wants to know what the guy on the sideline over is making.
But thanks to the Houston Chronicle, we have salary information for 61 Greater Houston area public high school football coaches. Spoiler alert: If you're a high school football coach, try to get hired in the Houston suburbs. Most of these guys are getting paid.
Not that they don't deserve it, though. Quite the opposite, in fact. Look no further than No. 1 on this list - Katy's Gary Joseph. Joseph has been with the program for three decades now, helping the Tigers win three Class 5A state championships and play for three more and racking up a 108-11 mark as head coach at one of the biggest programs in the entire country. For anyone arguing Joseph is overpaid, go back and look at Katy High School, Katy ISD and the city of Katy at large when Joseph arrived 30 years ago and compare it to the behemoth it is today. I'd just as soon argue Joseph is worth twice as much as he's getting paid.
You can view the full list here, but I've ranked the top 20 below.
1. Gary Joseph, Katy - $132,011
2. Donald Clayton, Katy Cinco Ranch - $127,011
3. Charles Meadows, Katy Morton Ranch - $121,011
4. Anthony Tademy, Katy Tompkins - $114,957
5. Lydell Wilson, Katy Seven Lakes - $113,602
6. Richard Carson, The Woodlands College Park - $111,418
7. Hiram Walker, Conroe - $111,418
8. Mark Schmid, The Woodlands - $110,317
9. Bill Barron, Alief Elsik - $110,212
10. James Rabe, Katy Mayde Creek - $107,850
11. Dereck Rush, Conroe Oak Ridge - $107,773
12. Steven Svendsen, Caney Creek - $105,400
13. Dennis Brantley, Fort Bend Elkins - $103,014
14. Daniel Schreiber, Fort Bend Austin - $101,922
15. Kerry Bamberg, Aldine Eisenhower - $99,651
16. Jeffery Ganske, Pasadena - $99,647
17. David Martel, Alief Hastings - $99,130
18. David Smith, Klein Oak - $98,974
19. J.D. Jordan, Alief Taylor - $98,634
20. James Showers, Aldine Davis - $98,265