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The Heights Reports Boston College Coaching Salaries For 2014-2015

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A few noteworthy nuggets from BC's tax filing

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

What do you get the coach that has everything? In the case of Jerry York, the answer is "a boatload of money." The Heights reported BC salaries revealed on the school's IRS Form 990, which indicated that York's total compensation increased to $1,249,617 in 2014-2015, the first year of his new contract which runs through 2019-20. This represents a doubling of what York made in the previous season, when his total compensation was $626,953.

York's base salary was listed as $491,259, with "other compensation" pegged at $677,311. It's unknown whether these were one-year bonuses or represent a raise that will carry through for the duration of York's contract, possibly the final of his career at BC.

The other highly newsworthy nugget to come out of the Form 990 filing was the compensation of men's basketball coach Jim Christian, which was revealed for the first time: $1,140,225, including a base salary of $930,215. This was also nearly a doubling of Christian's previous salary as head coach at Ohio.

As a private, tax-exempt organization, Boston College does not need to publicly disclose all of its salaries and financial information, but they are required to file this form annually with the IRS which details, among other things, the salaries of the institution's 20 highest paid employees.

Five BC athletics employees are among the top 20 highest-paid, and in fact represent the five highest paid employees of the school for 2014-15: Steve Addazio, the top earner at $2,333,628; York; Christian; former head basketball coach Steve Donahue, who pulled in $685,324 following his contract's termination; and AD Brad Bates.

The lowest-paid of the 20 reported top earners was VP of Planning and Assessment Kelli Armstrong, whose compensation was $299,887 - so we know that other coaches, such as Katie King Crowley, Erik Johnson, Mike Gambino and Ed Kelly, do not have salaries that crack that mark, though we don't know exactly what they make.

While a fair debate can be had over whether BC's football and basketball coaches are worth the salaries they're being paid currently, the annual tax filing shows that the school is certainly not shy about spending money on coaches. Addazio's salary is in the top half of the ACC, and Christian's salary represented a huge jump over what he was being paid before. BC has been willing to spend relatively big on coaches even while also paying substantial buyouts to a string of recently-fired coaches as well. If the coaches don't ultimately succeed at BC, it will be for other reasons than unwillingness to spend on salaries.