IRS filings reveal contract numbers for Tulane coach Willie Fritz and AD Troy Dannen
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The Tulane athletic department got quite a bargain in 2022 with the contract of Willie Fritz. According to IRS documents, Fritz made $2.79 million last season. Tulane finished the 2022 campaign with a 12-2 record.
Fritz renegotiated his contract last December after a conference championship, and some interest from Georgia Tech. Those numbers were not reflected in the 2022 filing.
By comparison, USC head football coach Lincoln Riley, reportedly pulled in $10M last season. The Tulane Green Wave beat the Trojans in the Cotton Bowl, 46-45.
Nick Saban, Kirby Smart, and Dabo Swinney, also made more than $10M in 2022. LSU coach Brian Kelly’s contract last season was $9.5 million.
IRS documents also revealed Tulane athletic director Troy Dannen’s 2022 contract was worth $1.12M.
TCU athletic director Jeremiah Donati’s 2022 contract was for $952K.
The Horned Frogs compete in the Big 12, considered part of the Power-5 conferences. Tulane is in the American Athletic Conference, part of the “Group of Five” conferences.
John Wildhack pulled in $836K as the athletic director of Syracuse. The Orange play in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The ACC is also a Power-5 conference.
In the same filing, Tulane basketball coach Ron Hunter’s 2022 contract was for $1.06M.
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