APSCUF coaches reach tentative contract agreement with State System | APSCUF
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March 21, 2024

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Coach negotiators on Wednesday evening reached a tentative agreement with Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties’ new four-year coaches’ deal runs through June 30, 2027.

“It’s been a long, hard process, but I am happy to finally have an agreement reflecting the contributions and value our coaches provide to the State System,” APSCUF Coach Executive Leader John Gump said. “Our goal has always been to have the efforts of the coaches on our campuses respected, appreciated, and rewarded. While neither side in a negotiation gets everything it wants, I am happy with the outcome.”

Details will be released to the public after the process of ratification and approval is complete. APSCUF expects to begin its ratification process soon, with coaches voting on the tentative agreement during this spring semester. If affirmed, it will move to the State System Board of Governors for approval.

“PASSHE is proud of our coaches and the great work they do with student-athletes to prepare them for success in their sport, in the classroom, and in their future careers,” State System Chancellor Daniel Greenstein said. “This outcome will benefit the coaches, the universities, and — most importantly — our students.”

The coaches’ previous contract expired June 30, 2023. By law, it remains in effect until a new collective bargaining agreement is ratified.

APSCUF represents about 5,000 faculty and coaches at the State System campuses: Bloomsburg, California, Cheyney, Clarion, East Stroudsburg, Edinboro, Indiana, Kutztown, Lock Haven, Mansfield, Millersville, Shippensburg, Slippery Rock, and West Chester.