If you live in Connecticut like I do, there's always a big discussion to whom are the top paid employees in the state. And every year, it always comes down to UConn Huskies basketball coaches (men's and women's) and football coach.
In 2012, it was no different as former UConn men's coach Jim Calhoun, UConn women's coach Geno Auriemma and UConn football coach Paul Pasqualoni topped the list.
Calhoun made $2,865,769 while Auriemma made $1,829,052. Pasqualoni checked in at third in the list at $1,613, 920.
While those three are all technically state employees, not one cent of their salaries actually comes from the taxes of the people of the state of Connecticut. Nor does come from the tuition of the students.
According to their contracts, the money comes from the following:
The Division of Athletics at the University of Connecticut is an Auxiliary Service Fund entity and the sources of revenue include: gate receipts, private fundraising, corporate partnerships, television/radio rights, BIG EAST Conference revenues and NCAA revenues.
And folks that's what pays their salaries.
So while the economy may be a little rough in Connecticut, rest assured your tax dollars are not being used. Nor is your child's tuition at UConn.