altius wrote:And what are the limits on the football staff?
11.7.2 Bowl subdivision Football. [FBs] There shall be a limit of one head coach, nine assistant coaches
and four graduate assistant coaches who may be employed by an institution in bowl subdivision football.
*Service academies get 4 more coaches if they chose
Track and field is allowed 6 paid coaches and as many as 7 volunteers as long as one is a pole vault coach, however, without the pole vault coach they get 6 volunteers.
188.8.131.52.3.3 Volunteer Coach—Cross Country/Track and Field. An institution that sponsors
cross country, indoor track and field, or outdoor track and field as separate sports may use the services
of one volunteer coach for each of the sports that it sponsors. Each volunteer coach may coach studentathletes in any of the three sports throughout the academic year. (Adopted: 4/27/00 effective 8/1/00)
184.108.40.206.3.4 Volunteer Coach—Track and Field—Pole Vault. An institution that competes in
pole vault may use the services of one additional volunteer coach (to coach both genders), limited to
coaching pole vault. (Adopted: 1/12/04)
All sports can have undergraduate coaches as well:
220.127.116.11.2 Undergraduate Student Assistant Coach. An institution may employ undergraduate
student assistant coaches (see Bylaw 11.01.4). The limit on the number of undergraduate student assistant
So to sum it up.
Football gets as many as 20 paid coaches in total (counting paid students graduate/undergraduate coaches). Volunteers allowed.
Track and field gets 12 paid coaches in total (counting paid students graduate/undergraduate coaches). 7 Volunteers allowed
So theoretically football could have 20 coaches while track and field could have 19, just 7 of the track and field coaches are not paid.
Realistically though most football programs will use most of those 20 allowed payed football coaches. While well funded track and field programs will have the 6 paid coaches, 3 or 4 volunteers, and maybe 1 or 2 graduate assistants.