One of Ocean State University’s (OSU) football graduate assistant coaches just completed his first year at the institution. Beginning in the fall, he would like to also serve as a graduate assistant coach for another small, local college that OSU does not compete against. Is this permissible?
Yes. NCAA Staff Interpretation- 2/2/15- Graduate Assistant Coach Serving at Multiple Institutions and Credit Hour Requirements for Serving Third Year (I)- states that an individual may serve as a graduate assistant coach for more than one member institution.
Further, the 24-semester or 36-quarter hour requirement to serve as a graduate assistant coach for a third year must be satisfied using only credits successfully completed during the individual’s initial two-year period while enrolled in a graduate program at the certifying institution.
[References: NCAA Division I Bylaw 11.01.3 (coach, graduate assistant – bowl subdivision football and women’s rowing.); staff interpretations 02/05/97; and 04/14/89, which has been archived]