Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by 2012kpmam, Sep 21, 2011.
Does anyone know approximately how much is the Naval Academy's football budget for this school year?
Good post by Luigi with the facts. NAAA is the revenue-generating machine that underwrites varsity coach salaries, team travel, stadium costs, etc. It's all very carefully monitored in terms of what dollars come from where and how they are spent, whether from NAAA non-profit purse or USNA appropriated government funds purse. Those $5 pretzels at the Stadium? Suite rentals? Parking fees? Corporate sponsorship packages? All goes to NAAA, and from there to paying varsity team operating costs for all varsity teams. Biggest money-makers: Army-Navy media package, Navy-Notre Dame, televised games, corporate sponsorships, season tickets and other stadium revenues, followed by all other varsity sports charging admission.
So, answering the question about what the football budget is, not so easy. Two kettles of fish.
Luigi is correct. Not a lot of money from US Funds. As it is with all Academys.
Money well spent considering the positive image it projects of the SA's and their student athletes.
I don't know, but I read somewhere that Coach Ken Niumatalolo is the highest paid government employee on the payroll - more so than the President of the United States.
Which, of course, is not true as the USNA football coach is not a Govt employee, nor is he paid by the Govt. He is paid by the NAAA.
The Honolulu paper that incorrectly reported that story withdrew it the very next day.
Thanks for straightening that out. Yeah, well, like I said - I just read that somewhere and couldn't remember where. It sounded kind of fishy.
To borrow an old Babe Ruth quote,
"He (Ken Niumatalolo) also had a better year."
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