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Pat Narduzzi among highest-paid ACC football coaches

The Pitt coach's 2019 salary ranked third in the ACC and 27th in the nation

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Tax documents made public by the University of Pittsburgh on Friday revealed that Pitt football coach Pat Narduzzi was the school’s highest-paid employee during the 2019 fiscal year, according to Craig Meyer of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The coach made just under $4.1 million from his work at Pitt, which was up from $3.2 million in 2018.

Ranking second among Pitt employees in pay was Pitt basketball coach Jeff Capel, who earned $2.6 million. And behind him at third and fourth were former Pitt coaches Kevin Stallings and Suzie McConnell-Serio, who earned $2.5 million and $2.1 million.

Narduzzi’s salary has risen significantly during his time at Pitt, as he made just under $1.7 million in the 2016 fiscal year. Now, with his total annual income exceeding $4 million, he not only ranks among the highest-paid Pitt employees, but also the top 30 highest-paid college football coaches in the nation, according to data from USA Today.

Specifically, Narduzzi’s income ranked 27th in the nation in 2019. That places him in the same ballpark as his former boss at Michigan State, Mark Dantonio, and his predecessor at Pitt, Paul Chryst, as they made just under $4.4 million and $4.1 million last year, ranking 24th and 25th in the nation, respectively.

Among ACC coaches, Narduzzi’s pay ranked third. He was only outearned by Florida State coach Willie Taggart, who made $5 million, and Clemson coach Dabo Swinney, who led the nation with a salary of $9.3 million in 2019.