Mike Krzyzewski's compensation as Duke coach was close to $9.7 million in 2011, according to his tax records filed by the university.
That amount, based on the calendar year, is the highest total for a men's basketball or college football coach since USA Today began keeping records in 2006.
Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino was paid slightly more than $8.9 million in 2010-11.
Krzyzewski's base pay was listed at $1.98 million, and he received $5,64 million in bonus and incentive compensation.
As a private university, Duke is not required to disclose salaries. but the school considers Krzyzewski well worth the investment.
"By any measure, Coach K is one of the greatest, if not the greatest, college coaches of all time," said Michael Schoenfeld, Duke's vice president for public affairs and government relations. "This takes into account his 33 years of service at Duke, his unparalleled success asc a head coach -- in 2011 he became the winningest (NCAA Division I) head coach of all time -- his commitment to the academic achievement of the student-athletes and to Duke University."