The official report of state employee salaries for 2013 is out, and as usual the highest-paid people on the list are coaches at Washington’s major universities. Former University of Washington football head coach Steve Sarkisian topped the list for the fourth straight year, pulling down $2.6 million in 2013 before leaving in December to return to the University of Southern California. Second on the list is Washington State University football head coach Mike Leach at $2.3 million, followed by UW head basketball coach Lorenzo Romar at $1.9 million, WSU head basketball coach Ken Bone at $870,143 and UW assistant football coach Justin Wilcox at $799,259/Jim Camden, SR. More here. (AP file photo: WSU coach Mike Leach complains about a call in 2013 Apple Cup)
DFO: I suspect that the highest paid state employees in Idaho are coaches, too.
Question: Do you see anything wrong with coaches being the highest paid public employees in a given state?