Hey "Not True, Fake News". I believe your information from a long time D1 coach is incorrect. You're thinking of the scholarship proposal. In that case the cross country coaches voted to have more scholarships but track coaches did not. "Back from convention" is correct. Both cross country and track approved the proposal to add more coaches. So for the purposes of this thread, you should probably all start positioning yourself for the great coach grab of summer 2019.
So what does this mean......the $40,000 a year positions at most schools become $22,000 positions so they can afford to add another coach at $18,000. The NCAA will have another influx of distance coaches. Power 5 conferences will just get further in front of everyone else. what really should be addressed is having an NCAA Div. 1-AA champonship for the trams that either can't or won't pay for additional staff.......even though it is greatly needed.[/quote]
For the bigger programs, they'll be able to hire another full time coach per gender. Some of the big programs aren't hurting for money, so they'll be able to pay decent. For most of the small schools it will mean either another graduate assistant, or more likely, making a volunteer coach a 'countable coach'. Right now volunteer coaches have limitations, mostly to do with recruiting. This proposal would allow them to do everything that a full time coach would do.