Tony Bennett

Tony Bennett 2021: Record, Net Worth, and Salary

Tony Bennett is the head coach of Virginia Cavaliers' men's basketball team. He is slowly becoming one of the big names in NCAA basketball after his success with Virginia, whom he has elevated to a perennial contender position.

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Tony Bennett took over a struggling Virginia Cavaliers team in 2009. In his first two seasons, had a poor 31-31 record. But in his third season, he took them to the NCAA tournament for the first time in five years.

They missed the tournament again in his fourth season, but starting from his fifth season, they became an ACC powerhouse. He helped them win the regular-season title and their first ACC tournament title since 1976.

The Cavaliers became regulars in the NCAA tournament and won multiple ACC regular-season championships as well.

Finally, in the 2018-19 season, Bennett's hard-worked bore fruit as the Cavaliers won their first-ever NCAA title, beating the Texas Tech Red Raiders in an emphatic overtime thriller. That sealed Bennett's status as one of the best coaches in college basketball currently.

Tony Bennett 2021 net worth

Coach Bennett has an estimated net worth of $11 million. His salary is just over $3 million, but it could have been close to $4 million.

After Bennett led the Cavaliers to the NCAA title in 2019, they were eager to give him a pay raise of $500,000 but he turned it down. He asked the university to let that money go to his staff and the Cavaliers' basketball program.

Bennett is currently the 18th highest-paid coach in NCAA basketball.

Tony Bennett charity 

While Bennett doesn't have his own foundation, he is no stranger to charity. His act of donating over half a million of his own salary for his staff was a heroic act. The rest of the money went betterment of the program, which will also help to provide better educational opportunities, eventually.


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Bennett is a regular participant in the Coaches' Charity Challenge. He has helped the university raise over $100,000 with a charitable lunch event. Bennett has also joined hands with the Chris Long Foundation to help provide water needs for the people of Kenya.

How to contact Tony Bennett?

Coach Tony Bennett does not have a public account on any social media.


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NationalityUnited States
Birth DateJune 1, 1969
UniversityUniversity of Virginia
FamilyMarried with two children
Weight174 lbs
Teams CoachedNorth Harbour Kings, Wisconsin (assistant), Washington State (assistant), Washington State, Virginia