I like to keep an eye on the US college job market to see how things are going and who’s moving where. See the job listings page for some of the sites I monitor.

In scanning through a job listing for an NCAA Division I assistant coaching position I noticed something curious. This particular one had the following as part of the job criteria:

Bachelor’s Degree and 3 years’ volleyball coaching experience or High School diploma/equivalent and 9 years’ volleyball coaching experience

This surprised me. I can’t recall ever seeing something like it before. A college degree is considered equivalent to six years of coaching experience? Wow! How much is a Master’s degree worth? I’ve got one of them. And how about a PhD? Got one of them too. 🙂

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John Forman
John Forman

John is currently the Talent Strategy Manager (oversees the national teams) and Indoor Performance Director for Volleyball England, as well as Global Director for Volleyball for Nation Academy. His volleyball coaching experience includes all three NCAA divisions, plus Junior College, in the US; university and club teams in the UK; professional coaching in Sweden; and both coaching and club management at the Juniors level. He's also been a visiting coach at national team, professional club, and juniors programs in several countries. Learn more on his bio page.

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