Russo, for example, recently turned down an opportunity to be an assistant coach on a Major League Soccer team. Melendy chose to stay at Williams rather than become the athletic director at another Division III college. Ephs coaches are NESCAC's second-most-generously paid (behind Middlebury's). Male coaches make an average of $60,663 and female coaches $49,646. (Both figures are comparable to those at Ivy League schools.)
NESCAC athletic directors admit that Williams is a model for schools in the conference. "Williams sets the standards for excellence," says Tom Murphy, Hamilton's athletic director. "Because of its success our league has become much stronger. Now it's up to some of us to step up."
Maybe the place to start isn't on the practice field but in the business office.
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