Coaching Contracts and Non-Compete Clauses

Coaching Contracts and Non-Compete Clauses

Submitted by The Mad Hatter on December 4th, 2015 at 3:20 PM

As some of you may be aware, Michigan recently had a DC leave Michigan for a HC job.  Now that my rage at that event has subsided a bit, I got to thinking about the contracts that coaches work under, both HC's and assistants.

It's common knowledge that many HC contracts contain substantial buy-out provisions to discourage a coach leaving before his contract is up and to provide a level of income security for the coach in the event that he is fired.

What I'm wondering is why the school's don't add in a non-compete clause to the contracts?  Not something so broad as to say you can't be a coach anywhere after you leave, but maybe something that would prevent a coach from taking a position at direct competitor?

It would seem to give the school hiring a coach from a rival a distinct competitive advantage due to the institutional knowledge the coach brings with him.

 

Discuss.

 

Harbaugh and Durkin once babysat 2016 DE Recruit Connor Murphy

Harbaugh and Durkin once babysat 2016 DE Recruit Connor Murphy

Submitted by The Mad Hatter on June 30th, 2015 at 9:34 AM

Harbaugh and Durkin were on an official visit to recruit Connor's older brother Trent to Stanford in 2009.  The boys' mother went into labor and so Harbaugh and Durkin stayed behind to babysit while mom and dad went to the hospital.

They were there for several hours babysitting six kids, including then 8 year old Connor.  They played chess and drank milk.

Connor is now a 4* WDE. 

http://www.mlive.com/wolverines/index.ssf/2015/06/post_22.html

DJ Durkin - Not making huge changes to the defense

DJ Durkin - Not making huge changes to the defense

Submitted by The Mad Hatter on March 23rd, 2015 at 9:20 AM

At first glance, Jim Harbaugh's decision to hire D.J. Durkin as Michigan's new defensive coordinator made it seem that significant changes were on the way...

And while players have had to make adjustments this spring to Durkin's new multiple-scheme approach, they haven't exactly been blindsided -- as the installation they're going through now feels a lot like an extension of what Mattison started last spring under former coach Brady Hoke.

http://www.mlive.com/wolverines/index.ssf/2015/03/michigan_teaching_plenty_of_3-.html