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Letter from the PublisherIs the New Breed of Coaches Generation M?
© June 2000
I recently had the opportunity to spend the day with coaching icon Don Nehlen. The 64-year old West Virginia legend certainly lives up to his advance billing as one of the real gentlemen and "class acts" in all of football. As I listened to coach Nehlen's stories of his life in the profession, I began to wonder how many young men entering the coaching ranks in 2000 are doing so for the right reasons.
The staggering high six- and sometimes seven-figure salaries that the modern coaches are being rewarded with are a recent phenomenon. Coaches like Woody Hayes, Bear Bryant, Joe Paterno, Bobby Bowden, and Don Nehlen did not enter the profession for the money. Sure they made and do make nice salaries, and some even wealthy. But this has been more a result of well-heeled alumni getting these coaches into lucrative business deals, as....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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