Academic journal article Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport

An Investigation of Coaching Salaries among NCAA Division I Schools

Academic journal article Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport

An Investigation of Coaching Salaries among NCAA Division I Schools

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James A. Busser and Wesley Roehl, University of Nevada--Las Vegas

The purpose of this study was to examine the salaries of male and female assistant and head coaches among NCAA Division I athletic programs. The archival data set used in this study was collected by a consortium of Knight-Ridder newspapers in 1997 and was available on-line during 1998. Information was collected on enrollment and characteristics of the athletic program for 294 NCAA Division 1A, 1AA, and 1AAA schools. The percentage of women's team assistant coaches who were men at a school ranged from zero to 100% (M = 38.8%). Men accounted for an average of 51.0% of the women's team head coaches. The percentage of a schools' women's team head coaches who were men declined with enrollment, Division 1A or 1AA status, and increased in the East North Central and Mountain Census geographic divisions (R2 = .118, F = 3.56, p = .000). Paired t tests indicated that male assistant coaches had higher salaries on average than female assistant coaches at a school (mean difference = $12,196, t = 21.78, p = .000). Male bead coaches had higher salaries on average than female head coaches (M difference = $15,823, t = 16.66, p = .000). The average salary of women assistant coaches (R2 = .425, F= 16. …

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