Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Health and Human Performance
The purpose of this study was to provide information regarding the qualifications, duties, and salaries of male coaches of ten selected interscholastic athletic sports in the state of Kansas. A list of 1235 male coaches, class of schools, and sports coached was obtained from the Kansas State High School Activities Association’s Membership Directory 1965-1966. The data pertaining to teaching area(s), years of experience, and salaries was obtained from the High School Principals’ Organization Report - Form 97B. The data pertaining to certification, degree, and college or university attended, was obtained from the files in the Office of Teacher Certification, Division of Accreditation and Teacher Certification, Kansas State Department of Public Instruction. The data was compiled and presented in tabular form showing frequency and percentages. The results of this study show: 1. that 73.1 percent of the coaches met the minimum certification requirements for physical education as established in the Certification Handbook for the state of Kansas. 2. That 80.4 percent of the coaches coaching the three “major” sports met the minimum certification requirements for physical education. 3. That 57.5 percent of the coaches coaching the seven “minor” sports met the minimum certification requirements for physical education. 4. That 72.8 percent of the coaches who had completed only the Baccalaureate degree met the minimum requirements for physical education. 5. That 72.6 percent of the coaches granted the master’s degree met the minimum requirements for physical education. 6. That a total of 85 coaches were teaching only physical education. 7. That 473 coaches were teaching a combination of physical education and academic subjects. 8. That 362 coaches were teaching a single academic subject. 9. That 254 coaches were teaching a combination of academic subjects. 10. In the class AA schools the range of coaching/teaching experience was 1 to 46 years, with an average of 11.26 years of experience. 11. In class A, the coaching/teaching range was 1 to 40 years of experience, with an average of 9.69 years of experience. 12. In class B, the coaching/teaching range was 1 to 41 years, with an average of 6.9 years of experience. 13. In class BB, the range was from 1 to 43 years, with an average of 5.26 years of experience. 14. In class AA, the salary range was from $4900 to $9700, with an average salary of $7016.23. 15. In class A, the salary range was from $2500 to $12,000, with an average salary of $6446.67. 16. In class B, the range was from $2900 to $10,000, with an average of $5860.29. 17. In class BB, the range was from $2400 to $7900, with an average of $5386.22. 18. That 82.6 percent of the coaches graduated from 20 Kansas colleges and universities. 19. That 17.4 percent of the coaches graduated from 49 colleges and universities outside that state of Kansas. Within the limitations of this study the following conclusions are warranted: 1. the majority (73.1 percent) of the coaches met the minimum requirements for physical education as established in the Certification Handbook. 2. The majority of the coaches were teaching one or a combination of academic subjects. 3. The average years of teaching/coaching experience in each class of schools were the following: class AA, 11.26 years; class A, 9.69 years; class B, 6.9 years; and class BB, 5.26 years of experience. 4. The average salaries by classes of schools were: class AA, $7,016.23; class A, $6,446.67; class B, $5,860.29; and class BB, $5,386.22.
Copyright 1967 James R. Bousman
Bousman, James R., "A Study of Qualifications, Salaries, and Duties of Male Coaches of Interscholastic Athletics in the State of Kansas, 01/01/1965-01/01/1966" (1967). Master's Theses. 1038.