Governors State University Sports Information
Before making a decision to attend Governors State University, student athletes should take a look at the information presented here on the sports team they are interested in as well as the general athletics program.
The Governors State University Athletics Program
Governors State University Sports-Related Financial Aid
A total number of 65 student athletes participate in varsity sports at the school, 27 of whom are male and 38 are female. On average, these students receive around $4,689 in sports-related student aid, which can help defray a lot of college costs. On average, the school gave males around $4,304 of sports aid and women received about $4,963.
Governors State University Coaches
There are 7 head coaches at GSU, 3 of whom lead men’s teams and 4 of whom head up women’s teams. The average salary of the men’s team head coaches is $54,999, while the head coaches of women’s team make, on average, $50,000 per year.
In addition to the head coaches of GSU sports, there are 5 assistant coaches of men’s teams and 6 assitant coaches of women’s teams. The annual average salary for those who coach women’s teams is $30,110 and the average for those who coach men’s is $30,000. Note, the individual salary of coaches is often dependent on the team they coach.
GSU Sports Net Profit/Loss
The sports teams at GSU brought home $1,130,059 in revenue while shelling out $1,124,923 in expenses. So, the good news is that athletics program made a profit of $5,136, and that’s much nicer than losing money (which some schools do).
The net profit or loss can vary with each sport. For example, sports like basketball and football are often moneymakers for a school while other sports could be operating at a deficit. The chart below compares the amount of money made (or lost) for each of the men’s sports offered at GSU.
Likewise, money made for women’s athletics can vary quite a bit by sport. Here’s what the comparison looks like for women’s sports at GSU.
A Note About GSU Sports Rankings
Below we give a summary of the data we have for each sport at GSU, including rankings when the school made it to one of our Best Schools for a Sport lists. The top spots on College Factual’s sports rankings are reserved for those schools that excel in both athletics and academics. This ensures that while you’re participating in sports programs at the school, you’ll also be getting a solid education.
Popular Sports at Governors State University
GSU Men’s Basketball
There are 18 players on the GSU men’s basketball team, and they are led by one head coach and 4 assistant coaches.
In terms of financials, the GSU men’s basketball program paid out $185,424 in expenses and made $187,189 in total revenue. That is, the program raked in a net profit of $1,765 for the school. Not all college sports teams can say that.
GSU Women’s Basketball
The head coach and 3 assistant coaches train and lead the 14 players of the GSU women’s basketball team.
The women’s basketball program at GSU made $171,616 in revenue and spent $157,294 in expenses. So, the program was a moneymaker for the school, bringing in $14,322 in net profit. Mark this down as a good thing.
GSU Cross Country
GSU Men’s Cross County
The GSU men’s cross country team is made up of 3 players who, in turn, are trained and guided by a head coach and an assistant coach.
The GSU men’s cross country program paid out $46,817 in expenses while making $45,467 in total revenue. That’s not such good news since it means the program lost money to the tune of $-1,350.
GSU Women’s Cross Country
The head coach and assistant coach train and lead the 7 players of the GSU women’s cross country team.
GSU brought in $45,147 in revenue from its women’s cross country program while paying out $45,947 in expenses. This is a bit of a downer since it means that the program lost money, $-800 to be exact.
GSU Men’s Golf
The head coach and assistant coach train and lead the 6 players of the GSU men’s golf team.
The GSU men’s golf program paid out $50,632 in expenses while making $42,856 in total revenue. This is a bit of a downer since it means that the program lost money, $-7,776 to be exact.
GSU Women’s Golf
There are 4 players on the GSU women’s golf team, and they are led by one head coach and one assistant coach.
The GSU women’s golf program paid out $41,029 in expenses while making $40,880 in total revenue. This is a bit of a downer since it means that the program lost money, $-149 to be exact.
GSU Women’s Volleyball
The 13 players of the GSU women’s volleyball team are led by a head coach and an assistant coach.
The women’s volleyball program at GSU made $180,825 in revenue and spent $181,701 in expenses. This is a bit of a downer since it means that the program lost money, $-876 to be exact.
Notes & References
Note that if we don’t have data on a particular sport, it won’t be listed in the section above.
U.S. Department of Education’s Equity in Athletics Data Analysis (EADA)
The academic progress rate (APR) of each team was made available by the NCAA.
More about our data sources and methodologies.