It’s More Difficult for HS Coaches to Get College Jobs


It just became a lot tougher for you to get a college job.

The NCAA has approved one rule directly relating to high school coaches and tabled another one. The one that passed governs when high school coaches can be hired and to what positions in the college ranks.

That rule, bylaw 11.4, reads like this:

In football, during a two-year period before a prospective student-athlete’s anticipated enrollment and a two-year period after the prospective student-athlete’s actual enrollment, an institution shall not employ (or enter into a contract for future employment with) an individual associated with the prospective student-athlete in any athletics department noncoaching staff position or in a strength and conditioning staff position.

This definition includes, but is not limited to, parents, legal guardians, handlers, personal trainers and coaches. An individual who meets this definition retains such status during the enrollment of the prospective student-athlete at the institution.

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