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Just Win Baby? Determinants of NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Coaching Compensation

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  • Randy R. Grant

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    (Linfield College)

  • John C. Leadley

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    (Western Oregon University)

  • Zenon X. Zygmont

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    (Western Oregon University)

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    Abstract

    The paper estimates the key determinants of compensation for head football coaches in the NCAA’s Football Bowl Subdivision (the former D-IA) during the years 2006- 2010. Coaching compensation is regressed on variables capturing a coach’s personal characteristics, productivity, and institutional characteristics. The results yield seven important explanatory variables. Four are coach specific: BCS ranking, recruiting success, lifetime winning percentage, and years of experience. The remaining three are institutional: football revenue, enrollment, and graduation rate. No estimate of a compensation function for a head football coach has appeared previously in the literature.

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    Article provided by Fitness Information Technology in its journal International Journal of Sport Finance.

    Volume (Year): 8 (2013)
    Issue (Month): 1 (February)
    Pages: 61-74

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    Keywords: NCAA; coaching compensation; Football Bowl Subdivision;

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    1. Randy Silvers & Raul Susmel, 2014. "Compensation of a Manager: The Case of Major League Baseball," Economics Series 2014_4, Deakin University, Faculty of Business and Law, School of Accounting, Economics and Finance.

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