On Thursday, NC State announced a contract extension for women's basketball head coach Wes Moore, bringing his annual pay to $750,000.
Moore's salary makes him the highest-paid coach in the State Department of Athletics. He is also the third-highest-paid coach in the NC State men's basketball team behind Mark Gottfried and mens_basketball.
He signed a five-year deal worth $12.5 million when he joined the program in 2005. The extension will keep him at NC State through 2011 with a yearly salary of $250,000.
Wes Moore has led the NC State women's basketball team to three straight NCAA Tournaments. During that time, they have reached the round of 16 twice. This season, the team is 17-3 and ranked No. 4 in the AP Poll.
In addition to being coach of the year candidates, two of Moore's players, Angel McCoughtry and Sylvia Fowles, were each named to the All-ACC Team. Fowles was the only rookie on the squad.
McCoughtry is leading the ACC in scoring at 22.0 points per game.
In 2007, he signed his first professional contract with the Caroline Panthers, which was worth $4,158,000 over four years. Moore had a total salary of $26,128,000 during his 12 seasons in the NFL. Moore's net worth is estimated to be $15 million as of 2019. The pair presently lives in a $1.5 million California mansion that they purchased in 2014. In addition, they have a son named Carter who was born in January 2008.
Moore began his career with the Carolina Panthers as an undrafted free agent out of Southern Mississippi. He played only three games in his rookie season because of a knee injury but still managed to throw for 1,079 yards with seven touchdowns vs. eight interceptions. He returned as the starting quarterback in 2011 and 2012 before being injured again this time for six months. When he returned for the 2013 season, he led the team to a 9-7 record and made the playoffs for the first time in franchise history. However, they were defeated by the New York Giants in the first round.
After three seasons as the starter, Carolina decided to go with Cam Newton instead. This left a void at the position that Moore was not able to fill even after returning from his second injury. So, the team released him and he spent the next few weeks looking for a new job before joining the Dolphins as their starting quarterback. He started all 16 games for Miami last season and helped them reach the playoffs for the first time in 14 years. They lost to New England in the first round.
Starting at $1.4 million and increasing to $75,000 every season. Whatever the reason, Kellen Moore apparently elected to remain as the Cowboys' offensive coordinator, and that is the end of the story... for now.
Kellen Moore's salary was one of the most discussed topics during training camp this year. The fact that he remains with the team in a lower role than last year may mean that the team wants to keep its options open if something unexpected happens. But it also could mean that they believe that someone else should get a pay increase instead. Either way, his salary isn't going up anytime soon.
He made $1.45 million last season. He has a base salary of $850,000 this year but can earn an additional $350,000 if the Cowboys select first overall in the upcoming draft. His contract runs through 2019.
Besides being the offensive coordinator, Kellen Moore also serves as the quarterbacks coach. He received non-guaranteed money in the event that Tony Romo were to be injured. Although the odds of that happening are extremely low, just in case it did happen Kellen would be free to find another job immediately. Because of this, the Cowboys didn't want to risk losing him by giving him a significant raise.
Overall, we learned three things about how much Kellen Moore makes.