The Effect of Sanctions on External Job Promotions of NCAA Division I-FBS College Football Head Coaches

Brian P. Soebbing
Patrick Tutka
and Chad S. Seifried

Sport has been found to be a good empirical setting to examine organizational (Day, Gordon, & Fink, 2012) and labor market (Kahn, 2000) phenomena. One of the most common topics using sport as an empirical setting examines succession of head coaches. Specifically, such research examines the determinants (e.g., d’Addona & Kind, 2014; Frick, Barros, Prinz, 2010; Holmes, 2011) and consequences of head coach succession (e.g., Allen, & Chadwick, 2012; Soebbing & Washington, 2011). These topics formed an active area of sports research over the past five decades since Grusky’s (1963) research sought to examine team performance following a change in Major League Baseball (MLB) managers.