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NCAA DI Head Coaching Changes and Impact on an Athlete’s Scholarship Status
An NCAA DI head coaching change frequently results in a change to a student-athlete’s scholarship status.
This includes student-athletes who have a four-year “guaranteed” scholarship that can’t be reduced for athletic or medical reasons.
In those situations, a new DI head coach is allowed to tell student-athletes they can continue on scholarship until they graduate, but they might not be on the team in their remaining years.
This rule was intended originally to benefit athletes who were near the completion of their degree and wanted to stay in order to graduate, even if it meant their athletic career was done.
However, now we’re seeing some newly-hired head coaches use this rule against sophomore, and even freshman athletes who may have redshirted.
In those cases, many athletes choose to transfer rather than give up their goal of playing at the Division I level in order to complete their degree.
Has your athlete has been put in this situation? If so, we can inform and guide you through their options so they can make a fully informed decision.
Schedule your confidential scholarship consultation online or call 913-766-1235 to set up a time that works best for you.