Sharrieff Shah, aka “Coach Shah,” has just entered his 11th season with the University of Utah’s football team. And, according to a couple of reports, he’s doing quite well in terms of his yearly salary.
As wife Jen Shah, of The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, faces charges of money laundering and fraud for allegedly running a telemarking scheme, Sharrieff’s six-figure paycheck has been confirmed, as his style of coaching for his youngsters.
In a list of the highest paid NCAA football coaches, via USA Today, Sharrieff, a cornerbacks/special teams coordinator, was listed in the 211th spot with a $450,000 annual salary. Meanwhile, according to an additional report from Open Payrolls, it was noted that Sharrieff received a total of $553,215.17 for the 2020 school year, including bonuses, benefits, retirement contributions, and pensions.
As Open Payrolls noted, Sharrieff’s pay is a whopping 683.2 percent higher than the average salary for university and college employees and 738.9 percent above the national average for government employees.
During an interview with The Salt Lake Tribune last month, Sharrieff admitted that when it comes to coaching his talent, he tells it like it is.
“That’s the worst thing you can do, is lie to the babies,” Sharrieff explained. “Don’t lie to them. I tell them most of the time they’re awful, and that’s the truth. If you’re playing really well, I’m going to tell you that you’re playing really well.”
“I don’t sugarcoat it because sugar is made for sugar cookies. I don’t sell them or buy them,” he added.
While Sharrieff and Jen appear to be in a good place within their marriage today, they went through a rocky patch ahead of production on RHOSLC season two and “almost got a divorce.”
“I thought my life was, like, over,” Jen admitted to Lisa Barlow during the premiere episode of season two. “Sharrieff felt like he wasn’t being a positive influence in my life, like he couldn’t help me. What I didn’t realize was how I was acting, and because I hadn’t fully told him how I was feeling, it made him feel like he was the problem. And so, he was like, ‘OK, I have to leave.’ And at first I thought, ‘OK, this is just an argument.’ And then the next day, a divorce attorney contacted me. He had already reached out to a divorce attorney. And Lisa, I was devastated.”
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