Pete Carroll among highest paid coaches in sports

Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen continues to show his commitment to bringing a Super Bowl to Pacific Northwest when it comes to plunking down cash for quality coaches.

According to this report by, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll is the fourth-highest paid coach in Sports, making $7 million this year. Here’s the top 10.

1. Bill Belichick, New England Patriots: $7.5 million

2. Mike Shanahan, Washington Redskins: $7 million

3. Doc Rivers, Boston Celtics: $7 million

4. Pete Carroll, Seattle Seahawks: $7 million

5. Gregg Popovich, San Antonio Spurs: $6 million

6. Lovie Smith, Chicago Bears: $6 million

7. Mike D’Antoni, New York Knicks: $6 million

8. Ken Whisenhunt, Arizona Cardinals: $5.75 million

9. Tom Coughlin, New York Giants: $5.25 million

10. Mike Tomlin, Pittsburgh Steelers: $5 million