Fresno State posts men’s basketball job for hire. Here’s what it pays.

The next head coach at Fresno State can make close to $600,000.

The search to replace Justin Hutson is underway. 

Fresno State posted the job description for its Head Men’s Basketball Coach on Sunday, just days after the ‘Dogs were knocked out of the Mountain West Tournament. 


Qualifications: Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree to go along with at least five years of experience coaching men’s basketball at the collegiate or professional level. 

  • Fresno State is looking for someone with experience overseeing academics who has a demonstrated record of coaching success at a Division 1 program. 
  • The new coach must also be able to effectively communicate with the media. 
  • Fundraising is also a requirement. Fresno State is requiring candidates to be able to generate philanthropic funds to support the program. 
  • While it’s not a requirement, the job application states that the university prefers a candidate to have previous head coaching experience. 

Compensation: Fresno State can offer a salary of up to $49,583 per month, which comes to nearly $595,000 annually. 

  • Hutson had a base salary of $550,000 in his final year after starting at $500,000 when he was hired in 2018. 
  • Former head coach Rodney Terry made $600,000 in his final year at Fresno State. 
  • Fresno State’s compensation package does not match up with the top schools in the Mountain West. According to USA Today, San Diego State pays Brian Dutcher over $2.3 million, while Nevada pays Steve Alford $1.25 million. Utah State head coach Danny Sprinkle, who almost lost to the ‘Dogs last week, makes $900,000. 

What we’re watching: The university does not have a deadline to fill the job, accepting applications until the job is filled. 

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