ERIC Number: EJ819027
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct-24
Reference Count: 0
A Better Way to Measure Coaches' Wins and Losses
Gurney, Gerald S.; Weber, Jerome C.
Chronicle of Higher Education, v55 n9 pA99 Oct 2008
In this article, the authors propose a way to measure coaches' success in recruiting student-athletes. They call this measure the Coaches' Graduation Rate (CGR). The CGR offers a long-term assessment of a head coach's judgment and choices regarding prospective student-athletes' academic promise, institutional fit, and rates of graduation. For those who believe that there is inherent academic justification for athletics in colleges, such a measure would serve at least as a standard for accountability, and might at best be a catalyst for academically responsible behavior.
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Graduation, Athletes, Instructional Leadership, Athletic Coaches, College Athletics, Accountability, Evaluation Criteria, Personnel Evaluation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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