University of Saint Mary Graduate Program Reviews

Leavenworth, KS 66048 – 4100 S 4th St – (913)–682-5151


For immediate Release

May 5, 2020

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Thomas Quinn

Reporter for Spire Times



Student Coaches

Quite different from a graduate assistant, a student coach is either a student athlete that has used all their eligibility or been injured to the point where their playing career is over. Most student coaches are not paid but usually retain their scholarships due to their involvement with the team. Graduate assistants need to have earned their undergraduate degree prior to being put on staff. They are also usually thought of as errand boys or equipment managers and less as coaches. While a student coach is more involved with the coaching aspect and seen as an actual position coach.