EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Performance expectations and the tenure of head coaches: Evidence from NCAA football

Brad Humphreys, Rodney Paul () and Andrew Weinbach ()

Research in Economics, 2016, vol. 70, issue 3, 482-492

Abstract: Previous research on coaching turnover indicates that a number of factors, including age, firm performance, and deviation from expected performance affect turnover. We examine the relationship between performance expectations and head coach turnover using data from NCAA Division I-A college football using a market-determined measure of expected performance, winning percentage against point spreads set in betting markets; this expected performance measure does not suffer from many of the problems that plague analysts’ earnings forecasts. We find that performance expectations, actual performance, and tenure affect coaching tenure in NCAA Division I-A college football, based on performance data from 102 Division I-A football programs over the period 1980–2004.

Keywords: Coaching tenure; Performance expectations; Betting markets (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (1) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1090944316301090
Full text for ScienceDirect subscribers only

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:eee:reecon:v:70:y:2016:i:3:p:482-492

Access Statistics for this article

Research in Economics is currently edited by Federico Etro

More articles in Research in Economics from Elsevier
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Dana Niculescu ().

 
Page updated 2019-07-22
Handle: RePEc:eee:reecon:v:70:y:2016:i:3:p:482-492