It’s good to be Nick Saban. Terrifically, financial-windfally good.
“It’s not all that unusual in the world for universities to provide the housing,” Scott Phelps, assistant secretary of the foundation, told AL.com. “We want to keep him happy. We think he is the best coach in America.”
The foundation is, according to its website, a nonprofit created in 2003 to work with the athletic department “by raising private funds and providing necessary resources to achieve success.” Money goes to scholarships, to endow coaching positions and for the renovation/construction of athletic facilities.
Saban and his family will be allowed to live in the four-bedroom, 4 1/2-bathroom house, which sits on 1.26 acres, after he retires.