Maryland spent $50k on coaching search consultant

Many Division I sports have begun consulting and hiring outside sources in their search for new coaches. Money always gives an edge, these days and the turnover of coaching positions in collegiate sports seems to always be relevant.

The University of Maryland is the most recent school to participate in this sort of hiring process. According to The Baltimore Sun, Maryland paid $50,000 to Chuck Neinas for his services in hiring a new football coach.

However, this is not one of the highest sums paid to an outside source. In fact, it’s less than a fifth of what Texas paid for assistance in the hiring of Charlie Strong.

“My assignment is to confidentially contact people to find out if they have any interest at all. If there is interest I can serve as a conduit between the director and prospective candidate to provide information both ways,” said Neinas to the Sun.

Neinas has assisted Maryland in the past, as well.

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