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Re: MBB: Midwest Conference
« Reply #14460 on: May 22, 2020, 09:32:38 am »
Good Lord. He is not making $98k. This is an educated guess. He is making half that, and his salary is supplemented by teaching a badminton phy Ed section and putting a few regular hours into admissions Activities. Not that heís doing that exactly, but thatís kind of the deal for D3 coaches.
There is no way he is only make half of $98k...I can promise you.

I'll go $70k with another $15k annually from camps.  Somewhere around $85k total.

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Re: MBB: Midwest Conference
« Reply #14461 on: May 22, 2020, 09:51:01 am »
According to the UW System Salary Database UW WW coach Pat Miller is making $101,741 and Jeff Gard at UWP is making $78,872. Given Grzesk's record and tenure at St Noberts he is probably in that range.

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Re: MBB: Midwest Conference
« Reply #14462 on: May 22, 2020, 09:55:56 am »
Given the location, size, and endowment of St. Norbert, I'd say that $60-80k is a reasonable ballpark range for Grzesk's salary.
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Re: MBB: Midwest Conference
« Reply #14463 on: May 22, 2020, 10:30:16 am »
I still believe itís an absolute no brainer. I donít think there is a D3 head coach who would turn down these 4 things in combination : a chance to return to your alma mater, more than double your current salary, chance to go D1, while not having to relocate your family. Easy, easy decision.

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Re: MBB: Midwest Conference
« Reply #14464 on: May 22, 2020, 03:54:29 pm »
I still believe itís an absolute no brainer. I donít think there is a D3 head coach who would turn down these 4 things in combination : a chance to return to your alma mater, more than double your current salary, chance to go D1, while not having to relocate your family. Easy, easy decision.

I agree don't  know where his kids are in school or what his wife does for work. But the chance to more than double your salary without uprooting your family seems like a no brainer. Add to that at UW GB he would be part of the Wisconsin State Retirement system which is one of the best in the country. But he has to be offered the job first.

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Re: MBB: Midwest Conference
« Reply #14465 on: May 23, 2020, 12:34:35 pm »
His son would be a sophomore in HS, I think, because he played soccer against my daughter years ago when that was coed. The daughter would be a couple of years younger than that.
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Re: MBB: Midwest Conference
« Reply #14466 on: Yesterday at 04:04:24 pm »
You all make interesting arguments about Grzesk ... I believe he is interested, but it is not cut and dry on whether he would take it. I think the glaring problems at UWGB (that would also lead to an unknown future) are worth considering. I think his family's situation and such is also worth considering. Sometimes, just because a job would pay more, it isn't the right move to make. While it isn't coaching, I have had to make similar decisions in my life ... working in Connecticut would have been a great resume boost, but it wasn't the right thing for me at the time (plus other issues).
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Re: MBB: Midwest Conference
« Reply #14467 on: Today at 12:51:07 am »
You all make interesting arguments about Grzesk ... I believe he is interested, but it is not cut and dry on whether he would take it. I think the glaring problems at UWGB (that would also lead to an unknown future) are worth considering. I think his family's situation and such is also worth considering. Sometimes, just because a job would pay more, it isn't the right move to make. While it isn't coaching, I have had to make similar decisions in my life ... working in Connecticut would have been a great resume boost, but it wasn't the right thing for me at the time (plus other issues).

True enough, but as mentioned, there are a host of other good reasons to take the job if it's offered. At least the last two times, it seems like he clearly wanted the job. Saying that he's interested for a 3rd time means something. Again, no uprooting the family, alma mater, pay raise. I'm not really sure how worried he is about his unknown future. He may want/need a new challenge. Aside from non-basketball problems, he probably isn't too worried about getting fired if he does a poor job. He can probably get another job, back in D3(?) pretty easily. His track record is proven.
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Re: MBB: Midwest Conference
« Reply #14468 on: Today at 01:29:17 am »
I think the glaring problems at UWGB (that would also lead to an unknown future) are worth considering.

Do you mind elaborating on the glaring problems?

I mean, every public higher ed system in the United States is facing financial issues but the private, midwestern Catholic institutions are also at risk. At the late coaching change does raise eyebrows, but glaring?