Attracting and retaining top coaching talent is one of the key drivers of success for an intercollegiate athletics program. Columbia Athletics’ coaches make a name for themselves by recruiting the best student-athletes in the United States and internationally. Once these student-athletes arrive on campus, our coaches ensure that they excel in practice, in competition, in the classroom, and in the world beyond the Columbia undergrad experience. As our programs achieve excellence both in the Ivy League and on the national stage, our coaches garner more attention from rival athletics programs—even as they manage the high cost of living in New York City.

To keep pace with the accelerating “cost of success,” athletics programs are turning to donor support to help underwrite retention programs for top coaches. Columbia has established dedicated funds for Coach Recruitment and Retention for Baseball, Football, and Men’s Basketball, but the need extends to all 31 varsity sports, many of which are supporting second and third assistant coach salaries exclusively through fundraised dollars.  

Contact Katie Day Benvenuto, Director of Athletics Development at 212-851-4025 or for more information on how to get involved.