One of the assistant track coaches at Ocean State University (OSU) is going to serve as a coach for the US Track & Field Olympic team. While he is with the Olympic team, is OSU permitted to temporarily replace him and allow a non-coaching staff member to perform his coaching duties?
Yes with conditions. NCAA Bylaw 188.8.131.52.2 states that an institution may replace a coach temporarily or on a limited basis when that coach takes a leave of absence to participate on or to coach a national team or Olympic team, provided the replacement is limited to a one-year period and the coach who is replaced performs no recruiting or other duties on behalf of the institution. (Adopted: 1/14/97 effective 8/1/97, Revised: 4/25/02 effective 8/1/02, 1/14/08)
Jennifer M. Condaras
BIG EAST Conference
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