Marist Outfoxes Ex-Coach, But Does Not Score Damages


Sports Litigation Alert and Legal Issues in Collegiate Athletics recently featured my article on the case of Marist University v. Matthew Brady, The Commonwealth of Virginia and James Madison University.  (Click on the following link to view the article in PDF: LICA Marist 6.21.12).  I have also posted the article below.   My sincere thanks to Holt Hackney, […]

Coaching Contracts and Arbitration Clauses

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I am currently working on an article concerning the lawsuit that Marist College brought against its former basketball coach, Matt Brady, and his employer, James Madison University.  One of the issues that arose is the use of arbitration clauses in coaching contracts. Opinions generally differ over the use of arbitration.  Some attorneys believe that arbitrators tend to shy […]

Marist v. Brady: Lessons and Takeaways

The case of Marist College v. Matt Brady concluded last week, with a jury finding that Brady, Marist’s former men’s basketball coach, breached his contract with the college when he accepted the same position at James Madison University (JMU) without Marist’s permission.  In addition, Brady and/or his staff recruited players to JMU that they had previously recruited to attend Marist, […]

How Colleges Can Keep the Coaching Stars of March Madness


Seemingly each year a mid-major exceeds expectations and plays deep into the NCAA tournament.  This year, Ohio University, a thirteen seed, has advanced to the Sweet Sixteen.  The first round also offered a number of upsets, as Lehigh, VCU, and Norfolk State defeated Duke, Wichita State and Missouri respectively.  The coaches for these schools often become hot prospects - recent examples […]

CT Sports Law’s Top Story Lines of 2010 - Part II

Here are Connecticut Sports Law’s top story lines of 2010, from 2 through 5.  Click here to see 6 through 10. 2.  Marist University’s lawsuit against James Madison University provides another chapter in the story of virtual free agency in college coaching. A Beacon in Poughkeepsie: Marist Claims Victory Over James Madison in Coaching Contract Suit More on Marist […]

NBA Agent Successfully Sues Fellow Agent

The legal concept of interference with contractual relations continues to arise in the sports arena.  As Connecticut Sports Law has covered in some detail, Marist College successfully brought suit against its former basketball coach, Matt Brady, and his new employer, James Madison University (JMU), after Brady left Marist while under contract.  Marist alleged that Brady breached his […]

A Beacon in Poughkeepsie: Marist Claims Victory Over James Madison in Coaching Contract Suit

Sports Litigation Alert recently featured my latest article on the case of Marist v. Brady, in its August 13, 2010 issue.  The article, which I have posted below, provides a more detailed analysis of the judgment that Marist obtained against James Madison University.  My sincere thanks to Holt Hackney, publisher of Sports Litigation Alert. A small college in Poughkeepsie, […]

More on Marist v. JMU: Damages, Precedent and No Recruit Clause

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Mark Selig of the Daily News Record interviewed me for his article on the recent judgment of default entered in favor of Marist University against James Madison University.  (Click on link to view article Marist Article - Daily News Record).  The article covered a number of interesting issues, and I have included a few highlights below: Damages […]


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