Assistant Coach, Yanni Hufnagel on Leadership

For many people, talking about sports coaching is meaning earning much money, the reality is, serving as a coach or Assistant, like any other activity, is subject to the competitive rules of “supply and demand” and reality is that there is an abundance of qualified people ready to coach for little money. As a result, the vast majority of college coaches have a very modest salary. Certainly, we hear about the high salaries of the college teams Division I-Football Bowl Subdivision. However, these are a very small number compared to a larger market.

Talking about NCAA Division refer to colleges and universities. Coaching in these institutions pays much less than coaching in Division I FBS level. Indeed, as mentioned above, it often happens that it pays less than coaching at the high school level. As a result, many experienced coaches choose to train at the high school level and the Division II and III levels often serve as a training course for young coaches. Level II and III assistant coaches earn modest salaries and at Division III level, only 3 or 4 coaches are paid full time. The rest of the coaches are part-time and have jobs outside, and they are coaching after work for an allowance, like coaches at the high school level. Then, we do not see nor hear him so much, but the assistant coach is an indispensable part of a team. Together or separately with the head coach, the assistant coach is responsible for organizing training sessions, making proposals to the head coach and consulting the opposing team’s game videos to adjust tactics for a better playing. It is important to notice that, some assistant coaches have direct coaching responsibilities, and others not. So before becoming a head coach, the assistant remains a complementarity to the coach even his opinions are not taken into account.