Spencer Fane attorney Bob Lattinville was recently interviewed for an article in The Texas Tribune that investigated the factors causing progressively lengthy and complicated negotiations of college coaches’ employment contracts.
Using Texas A&M’s head coach Jimbo Fisher’s extensive contract process as an example, the article outlines how high base salaries, new tax regulations, uncommon perks, and detailed terms have changed the way colleges negotiate with coaches. “Twenty years ago, the services of a coach were secured with a handshake,” Bob explained. “Then the money got so much — it got so inflated — and the consequences of not having a coach under contract were heightened.”
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