As the current athletic director at an NCAA Division I university, you are in the process of negotiating an employment contract with Will Wynn, your new head football coach.
In 500-750 words, answer the following elements in your role as athletic director in order to protect the university’s interests in the contract.
- Discuss the purpose of the reassignment clause and whether it is in the university’s best interest to have this in the contract with Wynn. If you attempt to reassign a coach and there is no reassignment clause permitting this, what may be the legal outcome?
- Discuss the covenant not to compete (restrictive covenant) and how you may use it to your benefit in the contract with Wynn. Discuss whether you would include a “nonrecruit” clause as part of the restrictive covenant.
- Would the university prefer to have a stated term in years or a rollover clause? Explain.
- Discuss five other clauses that you would like to incorporate into the coaching contract to protect the university’s interests.