Three Ways for Mid-Majors to Keep Coaching Talent

Before Butler coach Brad Stevens led the Bulldogs to within three points of completing their Cinderella season by winning the NCAA Championship game, the speculation over his future had already begun.  Despite a contract that runs through the year 2016, Stevens will undoubtedly be pursued by larger schools with vast financial resources.  The question for mid-majors [...]

Marist Sues Former Basketball Coach for Breach of Contract

Sean McMann of the Poughkeepsie Journal quoted me in a story concerning the lawsuit that Marist University recently filed against its former basketball coach, Matt Brady, and Brady’s new employer, James Madison University.  The story details a familiar topic, the virtual free agency system that has developed with respect to collegiate coaches: In recent years, [...]

BC-Jagodzinski Contract: Expectations Unfulfilled

The power struggle between college football coaches and the universities for which they work, has taken some interesting twists and turns over the last year or so.  Coaches have long operated in a system of virtual free agency, with little regard for the binding nature of contracts.  Universities have attempted to fight the flight of their [...]

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