With March Madness just around the corner, fans are gearing up for another exciting NCAA basketball tournament.
While college basketball may be fun and games for some, it's also a highly lucrative business, and college basketball coaches take home multi-million dollar paychecks.
In many cases, these contracts can make high-profile coaches at public universities the highest-paid government employees in their state. University of Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari makes almost $8 million a year, while the state's governor, Matt Bevin, makes closer to $138,012 a year.
USA Today compiled compensation information for the top-earning NCAA coaches in 2018, including bonuses and buyouts. Here are the highest-paid NCAA basketball coaches: