Buzz Williams gets big salary raise moving to Texas A&M
Buzz Williams’ move from Virginia Tech to Texas A&M is paying off — literally.
Williams was introduced on Thursday as Texas A&M’s new basketball coach, replacing Billy Kennedy. The deal was in the works for a while and is lucrative.
According to Houston Chronicle Aggies reporter Brent Zwerneman, Williams’ Texas A&M contract pays him $3.8 million in salary with annual $100,000 raises.
Buzz Williams' contract at Texas A&M: six years starting at $3.8 million annually, escalates by $100,000 each year. Meaning in 2025, $4.4 million (math was never a strength but I believe I got that right).
— Brent Zwerneman (@BrentZwerneman) April 4, 2019
That is believed to be around a $1 million increase from Williams’ pay at Virginia Tech, based on his extension from 2016-17.
With the Texas A&M job opening, I decided to calculate Buzz Williams’ current contract and buyout based on the numbers from when he signed his extension before the 16-17 season.
I believe this is fairly accurate.
— David Cunningham (@therealdcunna) March 12, 2019
Just how much money is he being paid? For comparison, Kelvin Sampson is making $3 million at Houston and Shaka Smart made $3.2 million at Texas this season. That’s great money for a college basketball coach.
New Texas A&M coach Buzz Williams will make $3.8mm his first season. Houston's Kelvin Sampson got bumped to $3mm. You know Chris Beard is getting a raise. Shaka was at $3.2mm this year.
— Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) April 4, 2019
Between this and what the Aggies paid for Jimbo Fisher, A&M is throwing around dollar bills. Both investments should pay off.