Report: Kansas coach Lance Leipold gets big raise

By Thomson Reuters Feb 28, 2024 | 12:30 PM

Kansas football coach Lance Leipold agreed to a new deal with a significant pay raise, ESPN reported Wednesday.

His new average salary of more than $7 million would put him in the top three in the Big 12 Conference, per the report.

Leipold, 59, has resurrected the program, leading the Jayhawks to back-to-back bowl games in 2022 and 2023.

Kansas finished a 9-4 season (5-4 Big 12) in 2023 with a 49-36 victory over UNLV in the Guaranteed Rate Bowl.

It was the most wins for the Jayhawks since the 2007 season and their first bowl win since the 2008 campaign.

Leipold was a two-time MAC Coach of the Year (2018, 2020) and compiled a 37-33 record at Buffalo from 2015-20 before arriving in Lawrence.

The Jayhawks improved to 6-7 in 2022 after going 2-10 in his first season with the program. His overall record sits at 54-54 entering the 2024 season.

–Field Level Media