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BayouNation
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High school athletic booster clubs paying coaches bonuses?

Let's say a booster club tells a coach if they reach the playoffs they will get paid a "bonus" from the funds the club raised.

Is this allowed? Legally?


oldcharlie8
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re: High school athletic booster clubs paying coaches bonuses?
yes.



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Antonio Moss
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re: High school athletic booster clubs paying coaches bonuses?
I know some coaches get a supplemental payment from the boosters and there is no issue with it. I'm not sure about performance bonuses.


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CyrustheVirus
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re: High school athletic booster clubs paying coaches bonuses?
Why wouldn't it be allowed legally? As long as those clubs dont get any state money, they should be able to do whatever they want with the funds they raise.


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Bham4Tide
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re: High school athletic booster clubs paying coaches bonuses?
The problem I have with it is this: How much pressure do you think the coach will have on him to play the booster club's kids, regardless of how good they are?


oldcharlie8
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re: High school athletic booster clubs paying coaches bonuses?
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The problem I have with it is this: How much pressure do you think the coach will have on him to play the booster club's kids, regardless of how good they are?



depends on what kind of coach you have. he may also be willing to play relatives in the same manner.



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Antonio Moss
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re: High school athletic booster clubs paying coaches bonuses?
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How much pressure do you think the coach will have on him to play the booster club's kids, regardless of how good they are?


If the bonuses are based on success, I would imagine the pressure would be the opposite.


SlowFlowPro
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re: High school athletic booster clubs paying coaches bonuses?
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If the bonuses are based on success, I would imagine the pressure would be the opposite.

yeah

these boosters would sacrifice their son for the good of the program, anyway


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BayouNation
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re: High school athletic booster clubs paying coaches bonuses?
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If the bonuses are based on success, I would imagine the pressure would be the opposite.


I agree with this.


Bham4Tide
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re: High school athletic booster clubs paying coaches bonuses?
Regardless, it's bad practice. The coach is under contract to win - that should be enough. Booster programs should be assigned to provide help with concessions, hospitality areas, spirit packs (extra clothing), etc.

The coach's income should have nothing to do with that. But, you'll still see the coach's "wives" get gift cards after the season is over.


chalmetteowl
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re: High school athletic booster clubs paying coaches bonuses?
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Regardless, it's bad practice. The coach is under contract to win - that should be enough.


but it isn't


Bham4Tide
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but it isn't


is too.


tigerskin
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re: High school athletic booster clubs paying coaches bonuses?
A Bama fan saying booster groups shouldn't be throwing around extra money. I have seen it all now.


veerbone
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re: High school athletic booster clubs paying coaches bonuses?
Trust me...booster clubs don't give $100 handshakes to coaches who lose.

Think of it as a cash incentive plan. A capitalistic island in a sea of socialism (all teachers basically make the same, regardless of their quality of subject area).


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oauron
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re: High school athletic booster clubs paying coaches bonuses?
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How much pressure do you think the coach will have on him to play the booster club's kids, regardless of how good they are?



I think it's the reverse in some cases. Need to win so bad they stop trying to please parents.


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JJ27
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re: High school athletic booster clubs paying coaches bonuses?
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Booster programs should be assigned to


Buying Mercedes and getting girlfriends of recruits jobs. Amirite?


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Broussard4heisman
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re: High school athletic booster clubs paying coaches bonuses?
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Regardless, it's bad practice. The coach is under contract to win - that should be enough. Booster programs should be assigned to provide help with concessions, hospitality areas, spirit packs (extra clothing), etc.



This is false. Football coaches are working 7 days a week from sun up to sun down. If they make it to the state championship, thats 5 extra weeks of work. During the summer, they are working close to 5 days a week. There is absolutely nothing wrong with giving coaches a little well earned incentive at the end of a very successful and tiresome football season.


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ballscaster
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re: High school athletic booster clubs paying coaches bonuses?
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The coach is under contract to win
Isn't he technically under contract to teach?


fleaux
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re: High school athletic booster clubs paying coaches bonuses?
Say a public high school is looking for a new coach. A hot up and coming coach is willing to come but has other offers from public schools . There is nothing wrong whatsoever with the booster club ponying up extra $$ to hire a better coach......


chalmetteowl
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re: High school athletic booster clubs paying coaches bonuses?
or they can do like Neville's does and give the coach his own car...


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