Just about a year after signing an eight-year contract extension worth $93.6 million—making him the highest paid coach in college sports—Alabama football coach Nick Saban has dropped $17.5 million oceanfront Florida estate in the tony community of Jupiter Island, ESPN reports. The coastal property is located down the street from some other notable names in the sports world, including golfers Tiger Woods, Rickie Fowler, and Justin Thomas.
Composed of four bedrooms and five bathrooms, the home measures in at 6,200 square feet and sits on 1.7 acres of land. Tropical gardens surround the dwelling, aligning with the verdant, impeccably landscaped look of the neighborhood. The front yard boasts an unobstructed ocean vista, while the backyard features views of the Indian River. The home stands at three stories and comes complete with massive floor-to-ceiling windows. A guest apartment that spans 500 square feet is accessed through a separate entrance. The backyard has plenty of room for entertaining, including a refurbished dock and a boat lift, should the football icon want to explore any interests in water sports. Saban’s new abode also has multiple decks and terraces as well as a three-car garage.
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While Saban has planted roots in Alabama, he has ties to South Florida as well, having served as the head coach for the NFL’s Miami Dolphins from 2005 to 2006. The Jupiter Island area is a high-demand locale due to its breathtaking scenery, balmy weather, and proximity to the ocean. Still, Saban has been a Tuscaloosa fixture for the past two decades, so he’s likely to enjoy the pad on a part-time basis for the foreseeable future.