Friday’s NCAA D1 council meeting on Friday could have long-lasting impacts for division one baseball and softball programs as they hope to add a third paid position on their coaching staffs.
Right now Schools have two paid assistants on their staff with a volunteer assistant that runs camps for the program, but is not paid and does not get the same benefits as other coaches, and is not allowed to recruit.
According D1 baseball’s Kendall Rogers The Big 12 is 6-4 against the measure with Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, Texas Tech, West Virginia and Iowa State voting against it. TCU, Kansas, Kansas State and Baylor are in favor of it. Baylor Coach Steve Rodriguez said he’s happy that his school is supporting the proposal that is good for college baseball.
The biggest thing for me is the ability to recruit,” Rodriguez said when asked about the benefits. “Going out there and getting the experience a coach is supposed to have, that, for me, is the big thing. So that’s one of the reasons why, I think we voted for it because that’s why I think we voted for it because it’s better for college baseball.”
When asked if this is a bad look for the conference as a whole, Rodriguez said he can’t worry about that, he’s just happy to be in lock-step with Baylor.
“I can’t vote on everyone else’s opinion,” he said. “I just know we voted for it and that’s what makes me proud.”
The official vote is expected to come down on Friday.