More coaches wrote:
Can anyone who attended the convention confirm that a rule was passed to add 2 paid assistant coaches for combined staffs(1 per gender) and 1 paid assistants for single-gender programs?
Both the XC coaches and T&F coaches voted to add countsbkr coaches as you described. The NCAA still needs to ratify that decision before it becomes reality. Additionally, just because a combined program can carry two additional coaches, a) it doesn’t automatically mean they will grow their staffs and b) it doesn’t necessarily mean those new positions will be paid or paid well.
Ours is a non-revenue sport so it may be optimistic (or naive) to believe that schools nationwide will be adding two new full-time, salaried positions.