It's often said on here, about both high school and college baseball, "coaches have to win or they lose their jobs".
But I know of many coaches whose teams don't win that much, but the coach is at the school for a long time. So I'm wondering, what, exactly, do they "have to win"? For MLB, it's obviously the World Series - but there are only 30 teams. For college baseball, each division has hundreds of teams. In high school, the ultimate is winning state, most states have dozens or hundreds of schools.
Obviously for some schools, the goal is winning (or just getting to) the College World Series, or the state championship. But for most, that's not very likely. So, what do coaches "have" to do? Win their conference? Have a winning season most years? Develop players for the next level? Do the best they can with what they have? Not lose rivalry games? Graduate fine young men while running a clean program?
It seems to me that, when choosing a college or even a high school, you would want to know what level of performance would get the coach fired.