Of course, a few days before I leave for a much needed vacation, USA Today released their updated NCAA coaching salary database. For sports junkies, there’s an unlimited number of analysis and visualizations that can be done on the data.
I took a quick break from packing to condense the data to a csv and write up a very rough R script. Note: sqldf rocks but installing tcltk (if you have too) can be a bit of a pain. Look here for help with tcltk.
library(ggplot2) library(sqldf) salaries
Most surprising result? PAC-12 coaches average ~ $400,000 less than the Big East.
Edited per G.’s suggestion: sqldf rocks, tcltk can be tricky.