While this technology isn’t applicable for high school coaches, some may find this story interesting.

Stephen Prather and his three colleagues at SportSource are offering ADs hard data that can help narrow their candidate pool or supplement their interview process. Athletic directors can have access to a coach search tool designed by the same company that provides analytics for the College Football Playoff selection committee. Prather believes his company’s service can help ADs move beyond the abstract to make the best possible hire. What is the best possible hire? That’s pretty simple, actually.

“Your goal,” Prather says, “ought to be to hire the coach who can win the most games who will say yes.”

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