Firing a Lousy Coach Rarely Brings Wins


When your team is losing, everyone wants to fire the coach to get the team back on the right track. If only that worked, it would be great. A study led by a political scientist at University of Colorado, Boulder says athletic directors should think twice before firing losing coaches. Not only does tossing a coach rarely help, it can make things worse, according findings published in Social Science Quarterly. Ah shit.

Read more at wired.com

10 Comments

  1. sterlingblue

    November 21, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Great movie getting rid of Coach Dooley Tennessee! I mean, he is a lawyer… I am sure it won’t work out badly.

    • HummusMagnate

      November 21, 2012 at 9:54 pm

      @sterlingblue Never saw it.

      • CamfromToronto

        November 21, 2012 at 10:14 pm

        @HummusMagnate I’m assuming Ashley Judd was in it?

  2. Cletus from Brooklyn

    November 21, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Shouldn’t the AD go as well, I mean didn’t the AD pick the coach…

  3. Pool Keepers Son

    November 21, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    I think the Colorado university head coach was the sponsor of this study, he has only 1 win this year

  4. K Dubya

    November 21, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    Maybe in the short term, but I would think making a change up top on a bad program is much better than letting it be

  5. drikulus

    November 22, 2012 at 12:10 am

    Yeah, didn’t work at all for Notre Dame…

  6. Fart Monster

    November 22, 2012 at 12:57 am

    Study funded by the Andy Reid Foundation

  7. Clover leaf

    November 22, 2012 at 3:13 am

    If only we could fire bad owners instead. *cough* chiefs *cough*

  8. Stoops

    November 23, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    Woody Johnson must have read this study.