Yolett McPhee-McCuin Salary: How Much Does Ole Miss Rebels Head Coach Earn?

By Aditya Bhattarai / 23 February 2023 05:00 AM

Head coach Yolett has signed a four year contract for extending her tenure with the Ole Miss Rebels till 2026.
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Yolett McPhee-McCuin salary from Ole Miss as a Lady Rebels head coach is $850,000. Yolett has 18 years of coaching experience, starting in 2005.

McCuinn started working as a head coach for Ole Miss University women's Basketball team in 2018. Before coming to the Rebels, she worked in the same position at Jacksonville Dolphins for six years.

The Ole Miss head coach received two Hall of Fame honors, with the first being inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame as a recipient of the Pathfinder Award. Later, she got inducted into the Bahamian Athletic Hall of Fame alongside Buddy Hield and Jonquel Jones in 2016.

Before starting her coaching journey, she used to play college basketball for Miami Dade University for the first two years as a junior. Later, she moved to Rhode Island, continuing her studies while playing basketball with their women's team until graduation.

The former point guard player worked as an assistant coach for eight years after completing her degree, starting with Frank Philips community college in Texas.

Yolett McPhee-McCuin Salary After Contract Extention

Yolett McPhee-McCuin salary is $875,000 in 2023 after the four years contract expansion. Yolett is the Ole Miss Lady Rebels head coach until April 31, 2026.

When McCuinn was about to complete her tenure with the Rebels, Ole Miss offered a four-year extension up to the 2025-2026 season.

According to Daily Journal, the contract became effective on March 1, 2022, and will be valid until April 31, 2026. The following table will give a brief insight into her yearly salary for each season until the end of the contract.

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Starting with a base payout of $850,000 for 2022-2023, her payout will increase by $25,000 each year until the end of the contract, reaching the maximum of $925,000 for 2025-2026.

Head McCuin giving a speech at SEC conference after leading the Rebels to their first NCAA Tournament in 15 years. Photo Credit - Vasha Hunt.
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Yolett will earn a total of $3.55 million in base value from her 4-Year deal with Ole Miss, while there are several incentive opportunities for the head coach.

Ole Miss Spirit mentioned that head coach Yolett can obtain incentives up to $450,000, depending on the team's performance. There are multiple bonuses based on the level of achievement obtained by the team and the coach.

Head Coach Yolett McPhee-McCuin Incentive Breakdown

Ole Miss head coach Yolett can earn up to $435,000 by meeting the incentive targets. The incentives are changed with a few updates to the previous benefits.

Lady Rebels Coach Yolett has led the team to obtain numerous achievements after taking the reigns in 2018.
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While there are plenty of targets for being eligible for the incentive, considering McCuin's track record, she might be able to obtain all of them. Detailed information about all the possible incentive criteria and their values are as follows.

  • If the women's Basketball team obtains a single-year APR score of 960 and above, Yolett will get $10,000. Similarly, she will get $15,000 if the APR score is 975 or more.

  • Any achievements from the Southeastern Conference including the SEC Coach of the year award worth $20,000, can add to the benefits. 

  • If the Rebels land the top five positions in the SEC regular season standings, then Yolett will get $20,000. It increases to $35,000 if the team makes it to the top four.

  • McCuin will get another $50,000 if the team wins the SEC regular season championship.

  • Another $20,000 is obtained if the team is eligible for the SEC Tournament Championship and winning the SEC Championship Title would provide $30,000 to McCuin.

  • The head coach gets another $10,000 if the Rebels finish Top 25 in the AP regular-season poll of the NCAA. It further becomes $20,000 if the team gets to the Top 15.

  • An NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament appearance alone is worth $25,000 for the Ole Miss Lady Rebels head coach.

  • Similarly, if McCuin receives a National Coach of the Year Award, she will obtain another $25,000 incentive.

  • Before reaching the Elite Eight, each win in the NCAA Tournament is worth another $25,000. Likewise, reaching the final four would be equal to $125,000. 

  • Winning the NCAA National Championship will add a $250,000 incentive for coach McCuin.

  • Apart from these, you can get additional incentives by reaching the invitational tournaments. $15,000 for reaching and $25,000 for winning the WNIT championship.

Yolett McPhee-McCuin Net Worth

Former basketball point guard Yolett McPhee-McCuin began her career as an assistant coach in 2005. McCuin has been a coach for eighteen years since 2005.

Head coach Yoleett has an annual net worth of $1 million based on her contract with Ole Miss. McCuin earns $850,000 with an incentive of $200,000 - $435,000.

Coach McCuin has obtained many achievements while leading the Ole Miss Lady Rebels for four years.
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Before the contract extension on May 1, 2022, she was employed by the Lady Rebels at a base salary of $500,000 for four years since 2018. Similarly, her initial contract also had various incentive deals based on the team's progress and her distinctions.

While the benefits differed from the current package, it was luxurious compared to the earnings of other women's basketball team head coaches.

For instance, Georgia University Women's basketball team head coach Katie Abrahamson-Henderson has a base of $950,000 with a $25,000 increase yearly until 2027-2028. Likewise, her incentive packages can go up to $450,000.

Katie has more coaching experience than McCuin, as she started her career as an assistant coach in 1990. She became head coach for the first time in 2003 for the Michigan State women's Basketball team.

Comparatively, McCuin has better earnings and scope as a coach from the younger generation. Her steady career progress made her a valuable asset in the eyes of the Ole Miss representatives.

Yolett McPhee-McCuin Career

Lady Rebels star coach Yolett began her coaching career at Frank Philips college in 2005. Coach McCuin was a talented point guard in her college days.

After graduating, she chose to pursue a career in leading the team to victory as a coach and made steady progress through various teams in her early years.

Following her first year as an assistant coach at Frank Philips, she was recruited by UAPB in 2006, Portland Pilots in 2007, Pittsburgh Panthers in 2008, and Clemson Tigers in 2010.

Three years later, in 2013, she got her first head coach offer from Jacksonville to lead the women's basketball team. Acknowledging her skills at Jacksonville, Ole Miss recruited McChuin in 2018.

From the numerous athletes taught by Coach McCuin, Shakira Austin got First Team All-SEC honors for two consecutive seasons. In addition, Austin obtained national recognition as one of the best centers among Division I basketball players.

Similarly, her decision to enroll the transfer guard Angel Baker from Wright State was exceptional since Baker became SEC’s Sixth-Woman of the Year, making history as the first player from Ole Miss to obtain it.

In the 2021-22 season, head coach Yolett led the team to their 18th NCAA Tournament appearance after a 15-year gap, wrapping up her fourth year of the initial contract with an influential record.

The Ole Miss women's basketball team had obtained thirteen consecutive wins and finished the 2021-22 season with 23 wins. It was a record for the team's history, as coach McCuin raised the bar for the team to reach the national level.

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