Balch Sports Attorneys Russ Campbell and Patrick Strong Featured in USA Today Regarding Coaching Salaries
Balch Sports attorneys Russ Campbell and Patrick Strong were featured in a USA Today article on October 26, 2016, discussing upward trends in salary negotiations for college football coaches. The article was entitled, “Hiring a college football coach is expensive. Firing one is, too.”, and analyzed salary by conference, as well as the rise in contract guarantees that secure high dollar incomes for coaches regardless of their termination from the school. Russ and Patrick commented that coaches today are better positioned to negotiate and secure contract guarantees, creating security in an often turbulent job marketplace. Since 2007, Balch Sports has negotiated more than $350 million in coaching contracts.