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Legislation For Third Paid Assistant To Be Voted On Again

(Photo courtesy of NCAA Softball)

The NCAA Division I Council will, once again, have an important decision to make regarding the possibility of a third paid assistant coach in college softball and baseball, it was announced on Friday.

In October, the Division I Council will vote for a second time about the position. If the vote passes at that time, the legislation could be voted on again that same day, or the vote could be postponed until April 2020.

The Division I Council voted down the original proposal in April, which would have given college softball and baseball coaches the option to hire a third full-time assistant coach for their programs.

Several coaches within the college softball community subsequently spoke out against the decision back in April, when it failed by a vote of 36-25. In order for the legislation to pass, 32 votes are needed.

Under current NCAA rules, college softball and baseball programs are only permitted to hire two paid assistant coaches.

The NCAA Division I Council is mostly made up of athletic directors from around the country.


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