Athletic Departments

Are Long-Term Coaching Contracts a Good Idea for College Athletics?
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Are Long-Term Coaching Contracts a Good Idea for College Athletics?

February 15th, 2018 | by Francis Giknis
Ohio State AD Gene Smith spoke last week with media regarding potentially extending head football coach Urban Meyer’s contract through 2022. During that interview, Smith was asked about giving Meyer a contract comparable to...
Non-compete Clauses Becoming A Bigger Trend In Preventing Lateral Coaching Staff Moves
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Non-compete Clauses Becoming A Bigger Trend In Preventing Lateral Coaching Staff Moves

January 13th, 2017 | by Ronnie Burton Jr
Now that bowl season has ended many assistant coaches are receiving new deals. In the last couple of weeks Jim Leavitt, Oregon’s new defensive coordinator, signed a 4-year deal worth $1.15 million annually. In addition Michigan...
With Salaries Rising, Are There Better Ways To Construct Coach’s Contracts?
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With Salaries Rising, Are There Better Ways To Construct Coach’s Contracts?

December 14th, 2016 | by Ronnie Burton Jr
Another year has gone by and once again football coach’s salaries have increased. With lucrative TV deals, the facilities arms race, shoe contracts, and conference realignment we are seeing a wave of money flowing down to...
Perrin’s Agreement With Texas Is Unique, But Won’t Be Setting Any Trends
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Perrin’s Agreement With Texas Is Unique, But Won’t Be Setting Any Trends

July 12th, 2016 | by CollegeAD
When the University of Texas at Austin made the formal decision to end the employment of former athletic director Steve Patterson in September of 2015, the institution found itself at an interesting crossroad – one that...
Current Athletic Director Contracts And Compensation Model Are Behind The Times
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Current Athletic Director Contracts And Compensation Model Are Behind The Times

May 25th, 2016 | by CollegeAD
As the revenue of collegiate athletics continues to skyrocket, the people who are responsible for managing athletic departments are not being paid commensurate with their actual duties and responsibilities due, in large part, to...
Incentivizing Education: The Unfortunate Necessity of the Academic Payout
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Incentivizing Education: The Unfortunate Necessity of the Academic Payout

March 21st, 2016 | by Francis Giknis
The basic idea of academic bonuses for head coaches and college ADs is simple: if a coach’s team or an AD’s department meet certain set requirements, they receive additional money on top of their salaries and other...