More great coverage of our very own Brian Cadman’s research about coaching success and academic success. New research from Cadman, with Harvard University’s Christopher Avery, INSEAD’s Gavin Cassar shows that DI coaches for revenue sports – are less likely to get fired if their players are also doing well academically.
It’s easy to measure winners on the court.
Villanova, Oklahoma, North Carolina and Syracuse universities are having great success during this year’s March Madness.
But what about academics at the NCAA schools sending players to these kinds of tournaments? They are, after all, students. Do the coaches have any incentive to make sure their players are studying as well as practicing?
Broadly, the answer appears to be yes.
New research from Harvard University’s Christopher Avery, University of Utah’s Brian Cadman and INSEAD’s Gavin Cassar shows that Division I coaches—for basketball and football—are less likely to get fired if their players are also doing well academically.
Read the full story at the Wall Street Journal.