Texas head coach Eddie Reese celebrates with his swimmers in the pool after winning the team title at the NCAA men's swimming and diving championships, Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Swimming & Diving

After 13th national title, Texas swim coach Eddie Reese to get pay increase

Reese, who has won 13 NCAA national titles in 39 seasons, could see his total annual income cross over $300,000

Posted August 21st, 2017


Texas swimming coach Eddie Reese will start his 40th season with a huge pay raise.

The UT System Board of Regents are set to approve a new pay increase for the most successful coach on campus, according to the agenda book posted online Monday. Reese will see his guaranteed compensation jump to $270,000 from $227,000 in a deal that runs through August 2021.

Considering Reese has won 13 NCAA national titles, it’s worth noting his bonus schedule. Reese can earn an extra $15,000 for winning the Big 12 title and $30,000 for winning the national championship. That could push his annual compensation to $315,000.


The contract details are part of the UT regents’ consent agenda items, meaning there will likely be little or no discussion when the meetings begin on Wednesday.

Reese is without question the winningest coach in Texas athletics history. In addition to a baker’s dozen total of national titles, Reese’s swimming and diving teams have been the national runner-up 11 times and posted 31 top-three overall finishes.

The Longhorns have finished in the top 10 at the NCAA meet for 38 consecutive years and won 38 consecutive conference titles. Reese has been named the U.S. Olympic men’s swimming coach in 1992, 2004 and 2008.

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