Belmont men’s basketball head coach Rick Byrd was featured in Friday’s edition of The Tennessean, addressing the NCAA’s new policy of assigning Academic Progress Rate (APR) figures to head coaches. For the first time, the NCAA has assigned APR scores to head coaches in football, men’s and women’s basketball, and baseball.
Created by the Committee on Academic Performance at the behest of the Division I Board of Directors, the database is designed to create more transparency in the Academic Performance Program and strengthen the accountability of coaches for the academic performance of their student-athletes.
Belmont is the only university in middle Tennessee with every head coach sporting an APR score of 983 or higher. Click here for more on this story.