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Barton is looking for mid dist/distance...the Asst there is the sprint coach
This is incorrect. The original poster is referring to the D2 in NC not the JUCO
And the JUCO isn’t going to look for a mid dist/distance guy either. They will bring in another sprint assistant. They don’t put money into distance
In Randy Cole's day Barton was very good.
Anyway, I believe the NJCAA has a different scholarship system than the equivalency used in DI/DII:
Track gets 20 counters
Cross Country gets 10 counters (these 10 must compete in cross but can compete in track without counting against track's 20)
A counter is any athlete on athletic aid of any amount.
Am I wrong?
Under this system it is highly incentivized to be well rounded if you have funding. I would bet they would hire a distance coach if they felt they got some decent applications.
The rule in the Jayhawk conference is that the school is not allowed to pay for the dorms, just tuition, books and fees. Before the big blowup in 2006 that cost some track coaches jail time, they were paying for the dorm fees through federal work study grants with no work being performed. So they were breaking federal law and the conference rules to effectively give full scholarships to athletes. I'm sure this was going on well before Lashley took over. Barton doesn't have that luxury anymore so are at a disadvantage compared to South Plains, New Mexico JC and some of the others who do pay full scholarships.
The rule has changed beginning with the 2018-19 school year. Jayhawk schools are allowed to offer full scholarships, if they want.